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Published Weekly at 154 West 46th St.. New York, N. T., by Variety, Inc. Annual iiubficrlptlon $7. Single enpiea. 20 centa. 
feintered as second claaa matter December 22, 1905, at the Tost Office at New York, N. Y , under the Act of March I, 1S79. 



VOL. LXI. No. 8 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1921 



48 PAGES 



THEATRE BURDEN TOO HEAVY 



"AMATEUR N1GHF REVIVED; 
HOWLS GREET IT ON 14TH ST, 




OVER 1919 



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Olympic Choses Tuesday Evening for Extra Fun — 
Only "Hook" Missing — Professional-Amateurs 
on Hand. 



After a lapse of ten years or so 
that picturesque institution known 
as Amateur Night has been revived 
again by Dave and Sam Kraus 
at tho Olympic on Fourteenth street. 
Tuesday nights havo been set aside 
for the aspiring thespians of the 
neighborhood to show their wares 
before an audience. The amateurs 
in accordance with the sacred tradi- 
tions of the occasion follow the regu- 
lar American wheel show perform- 
ance. Judging by the enthusiasm 
displayed by a capacity house last 
Tuesda; night the revival M an un- 
qualified success. 

Paradoxically speaking, all of the 
ftmatcurs appearing at the Olympic 
are not amateurs, a certain number 
of "bad" acts being furnished by 
an agency specializing in this line 
of business. These "profess' nal" 
amateurs receive a small urn for 
expenses and additionally what they 
may pick up in the way of coins 
hurtled through tho air from every 
part of the orchestra and gallery — 
that is to say if the audience is in 
a coin -throwing mood. But it's a 
free field and any real amateur may 
«nter the contest, which carries with 
It chances of winning first, second 
or thLd prize, at the Olymph re- 
spectively five, three and two dol- 
lars. The "pro" amateurs havo lit- 
tle or no chance to cop the prizes, 
as their "acts" are usually inten- 
tionally made ridiculously inferior, 
so as to give the mob a chance to 
kid them. 

And when it comes to "kidding" 
leave it to that Olympic mob, who 
with their comedy sallies and the 
performances of the amateurs, both 
•'pro" and real, Tuesday night, 
brought back remembrances of 
Miner's Eighth Avenue In Its hey- 
day, a generation ago. One prop 
of the old-time amateur night was 
missing at the Olympic, however, 
the "hook," with which the luckless 
(Continued on page 5.) 

AGITATION ON COAST. 

Picture Actors Worried Over Re- 
ported Cut in Salaries. 



ETHEL BARRYMORE'S 
ILLNESS SERIOUS 



At Hotel Sinton, Cincinnati — 
May Have to Cancel Tour 

j; Cincinnati, Jan. 12. 

StXll very ill with articular rheu- 
matism and confined to her room at 
the Hotel Sinton, Ethel Barrymore 
may find it necessary under advice 
of physicians to cancel the re- 
mainder of her entire tour this sea- 
son in "Declasse." 

Miss Barrymore. who had been 
bothered by the ailment for several 
weeks past causing her to lose sev- 
eral performances, had to withdraw 
at the Grand hero last week, after 
Tuesday, leaving the stage vacant 
for the rest of the week. 

Immediate bookings for "Declasse" 
ha,"© been withdrawn. 

"Sweetheart Shop" opened this 
week at the Grand. 



PRICE CUT HELPS. 

Following the cut In prices at the 
Colonial and Alhambra last week 
it is said business picked up at 
both houses, though neither may 
gross more than formerly. . 



Actors' Pay Advance* 200 
Per Cent. — Labor Wages 
Up From $1.25 to $3.50 a 
Show — On Top of This 
Rail Charges Are Still 
Leaping and Musicians 
Are Getting More — Govt. 
Tax and Low Sharing 
Terms Are Hardship on 
Legit Enterprises. 



3RD COMBINE'S GENERAL BOOKER 
IS JACK WELCH, WITH SELWYNS 



Pushing Work on Theatres — Bookings Start With 
Next Fall — Hopkins to Build New House for New 
York Productions. 



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FOUR SHOWS IN OMAHA 
HAVE FOUR SCALES 



FILMS CUTTING IN 



A comparison of the costs of pro- 
ducing and operating legitimate 
shows this season and the season of 
1918-19 (two seasons ago) brings 1 to 
light that railroad transportation 
has advanced about 70 per cent., 
costumes 250 to 300 per cent., scen- 
ery 230 to 300 per cent., transfer 
charges 200 per cent, and actor's 
"Maries from 75 to 250 per cent. In 
addition to these advances, there is 
the Government's excess profits tax 
to be considered, if the show makes 
money. 

In the case of a musical show the 
salaries of chorus girls have ad- 
vanced approximately 75 to 125 per 
cent. To complicate matters for 
managers having road shows, many 
of the one night stand houses this 
season cut down the sharing terms 
(Continued on page 5.) 



PAY $1011,000 TO FILM "ERMINE"; 
HOPPER AND WILSON GO WITH IT 



Succeeding Attractions Run 
From $1 to $3.50 Top. 



Omaha, Jan. 12. 
The following four legit attrac- 
tions playing at the Rrandeis and 
succeeding each other weekly have 
these scales of admission, for top 
rices: — 

"Honey Girl." $2.50; "Smarter 
Set" (colored), $1; "Chu Chin 
Chow," $3.50; "Greenwich Village 
Follies," $3. 



Los Angeies, Jan. 12. 
Tho Actors' Association is report- 
ed to have called a special meeting 
for tomorrow (Thursday) for the 
purpose of amending its charter, in 
order that it may line up with the 
Actors' Equity Association. 

Tl o reason as reported is that its 
members have heard there have 
been conferences between film pro- 
ducers looking forward to a graded 
<^ut in palary for leading men and 
^woiuea in pictures. 



Tyler Gets Record Guarantee as Result of Picture 
Producers' Realization That Real Plays Are Po- 
tential Million-Dollar Bets. 



The rate for big picture subjects 
by the larger producing companies 
runs apace. Now comes Francis 
Wilson and De Wolf Hopper to the 
camera in a semi-dramatic version 
of the perenn'al "Erminie." to be 
made by Edward Paulton, one of 
the original authors. , 

The Wilson-Hopper dip into 
fillums is said to be inspired by the 
portents for success attending the 
George Arliss try in "The Devil." re- 
cently complete. 

The George Tyler oillce is guar- 
anteed $100,000 gross— 50 per to 



each star — for the film rights and 
the two stars' .services in the pic- 
ture. 

The figure stopped at the gross 
sum named after a fortnight's nego- 
tiations, when the Tyler office strove 
for double that figure. The Tiler 
judprm* nt wns based on an offer of 
$:tr>0.000 offered for the film right.- 
Of "UghtninV* with Frank Racon. 
Six Months Advance. 

The sum agreed upon by the pro- 
ducing organization Is a big ad- 
vance on what the same firm would 

(Continued on page 3^ 



F. P.-STANLEY DEAL. 

Reported Some Negotiations On Be- 
tween Big and Friendly Companies. 

Negotiations are reported pending 
between Famous Flayers and the 
Stanley Co., of Philadelphia, look- 
ing toward some specific operation. 
Just what that is remains as in- 
definite as the remainder of the in- 
formation, though that some deal is 
on between the two large companies 
is not denied. 

The concerns are most friendly 
with each holding a block of stock 
In the other's corporation. 

Whether the Famous Flayers 
wants to further buy in on the Stan- 
ley Co and have the Stanley oper- 
ate the Famous Players theatres, 
now reported to number 300 
throughout the United States (83 
alone in the South— Lynch's). or 
whether it is merely a matter of the 
Famous Players taking over the 
Stanley theatre near the 42d street 
corner, New York, remains vaguely 
the basis of the story. 



Reports of a formal organization 
of the managers associated in the 
so-called third legitimate "combina- 
tion" were dubbed as bunk by one 
of the managers concerned this 
week. 

It was stated with authority that 
the third legitimate group was vig- 
orously pushing the work on its new 
theatres and starting next fall the 
assignment of booking the houses 
will be given over to Jack Welch, 
the general representative and 
booker for the Selwyns. The Sel- 
wyns, Sam H. Harris and Arthur 
Hopkins will retain their present 
organizations and offices and will 
not combine in one suito of offices 
as reported. 

The Selwyns* new Hanna in 
Cleveland will open next month. 
The two Chicago theatres will be 
ready to receive attractions next 
fall. One of these theatres will ha 
under the direction of Mr. Harris 
who is in Chicago this week com- 
pleting details. The house designed 
for Philadelphia is not expected to 
become available for another year. 

Arthur Hopkins is arranging for 
the building of his own theatre In 
New York. He is lessee of the Ply- 
mouth which has been named as 
one of tho third legitimate office's 
houses. In addition to the Cort and 
Hudson recently secured for book- 
ings starting next fall, tho new com* 
blnation shows growing strength. 

An offer was made to the Sulwyny 
to take over the recently opened 
Apollo theatre, one of the trio group 
owned by that firm on 42nd street. 
A prominent producer was men- 
tioned as having bid for its pur- 
chase. The Sclwyn office stated, 
however, that an offer of $1,500,000 
had been made for the Apollo, the 
would-be purchaser planptajF to tf St 
it for pictures. The offer was re- 
jected. 



BUYS ON VARIETY NOTICE 

Selwyns Purchase French Play — 
Arch 8clwyn Sailing. 



Arch Selwyn sails for Paris next 
week on "La France." The main 
object of tho trip is to look over 
The Hose Man," a play by Henri 
P.ataillo. now in Paris, (under a 
French title), which the Selwyns 
recently purchased for America. 

A review of tho piece appeared in 
Variety some weeks ngo. Through 
the notice the rights were secured 
by Elizabeth JMarbury for tho i5ol- 
wvna at their dir 



"MONEY BACK " POLICY. 

Oswego, N. Y., Theatre Offers Re- 
fund to Dissatisfied Patrons. 



Oswego, N. Y., Jan. 12. 
The Capitol, Oswego'?' newest pic- 
ture house, is guaranteeing to re- 
fund the admission price to any 
patron who is dissatisfied with the 
program presented. 



LADY ROBERTSON TOUR. 
Ottawa Jan. 12 
A cable from London says Lady 
Forbes Robertson (Gertrude El- 
liott) will tour Canada this season 
under the direction of the Trans- 
Canada Theatres and in its housea. 




VARIETY'S LONDON OFFICE 
26 HANWAY ST., OXFORD ST., W. I. 



CABLES 



Friday, January 14, 1921 












MILLER AND AINLEY SPLIT 
ON BUSINESS VS. ART ISSUE 



Actor Retires From St. James 'Teter Pan" Produc- 
tion to Join "The Tempest" at AloVych. 
"Daniel'" at St. James Set for Jan. IS. 




London, Jan. IS. 

In an exclusive Interview given to 
Variety, Gilbert Miller, lessee of the 
fit. James theatre, said the dissolu- 
tion of his partnership with Henry 
Alnley, which was revealed last 
week when it was announced Mr 
Alnley would retire from ihe cast 
•f "Peter Tan" to assume the role 
Of Prospero In "The Tempest," at 
the Aldwych, was by mutual con- 
sent. He added that they had part- 
ed perfectly good friends. 

The trouble seams to have been 
a clash between showmanship and 
high art, and it Is probable the part- 
nership may be resumed when a 
situation arrives where the playa 
suit Mr. Miller and the parts satisfy 
Mr. Alnley. 

Mr. Miller, In discussing his plans, 
said "Daniel," with an all-star cast, 
will open as the evening bill at the 
St. James Jan. 15. He owns all 
rights for "Daniel" outside of 
France. 

At the conclusion of "Daniel,** 
Miller says, he will produce "Polly 
with a Past." with Edna Best and 
Donald Calthrop, and follow .» this 
with "Sally," to be produced in con- 
Junctlon with Flo Ziegfeld, Jr. He 
did not say whether his plans for 
the latter contemplated transporta- 
tion of the New York cast headed 
by Marillyn Miller and Leon Errol, 
or whether he would organize a cast 
here. 

He also declared he is aiding Mr. 
Ziegfeld in his plans to produce the 
"doilies" here. He made it clear he 
has no interest in the "Follies" 'en- 
gagement beyond extending friend- 
ly assistance to Mr. Ziegfeld by 
negotiating for a theatre in which 
the latter may house this his first 
producing venture on this side. 

Having previously announced he 
would present "The Jest" with Mr. 
Alnley In John Barrymoro's role. 
Mr. Miller was asked what his plans 
were in regard to It now, in view of 
the dissolution. He said he Intends 
to produce the play with "a famous 
actor-manager in the Ainley role,'" 
but did i.ot name the man. It Is 
thought by some that Gerald Du 
Maurier will be seen in the role. 

In addition to the productions 
mentioned, Mr. Miller also an- 
nounced he has obtained the rights 
to a new musical piece, "The Un- 
known Dancer," which he Intends to 
produce soon. The music Is by Cu- 
Yllller and the book by Tristan Ber- 
nard. 

"Peter Pan," the current attrac- 
tion at the St. James, Is breaking all 
records for a play and the theatre 
Itself. It Is playing to an average 
of $18,000 weekly and the receipts 
are still going up. 



CO-OPERATIVE OPERA 
FOR SURREY, ENGLAND 

Plans Include Everyone — 
Shares at One Pound Each. 



London, Jan. 12. 

W. H. Kerridge, formerly conduc- 
tor of the Zurich Municipal theatre, 
is actively engaged In organizing 
an operu company in Surrey on a 
co-operative basis. 

Under the plan of operation, 
shares in the company are to be 
sold at one pound each, to be offered 
among trades union and co-opera- 
tive society members. 

Artists, musicians and employes 
of the theatre are to share in the 
profits accruing from the perform- 
ances. In addition to receiving sal- 
aries, and patrons of the opera will 
receive free ticket bonuses in pro- 
portion to the number of seats they 
purchase. 



BOLD ENGLISH ROBBERS 

Cart Away Safe from Prince of 
Wales Theatre. 



London, Jan. 12. 

The Trlnce of Wales Theatre was 
robbed last n'ght, the thieve carry- 
ing the safe bodily from the office. 
The management declared that it 
contained about 300 pounds in cash 
and banknotes. 

Another daring robbery also came 
to right today. Burglars had ran- 
sacked the flat of Mario Blanche, 
an actress. Tin robbers got away 
with U.000 pounds worth of jewelry, 
including several presents which 
had been giver to her by the King. 



VITRIOL FO R U. S. DANCER 

Veiled Woman Attacks Lsurka De 
Kurylo in London Hottl. 

London, Jan. 12. 
Laurka De Kurylo, an American 

dancer, narrowly escaped serious 
injury and permanent disfigurement 
when attacked in her apartment at 
the Ritz last week. 

lime. De Kurylo ha<* returned 
home with friends, when a veiled 
woman suddenly appeared and 
rushed at her, vial In hand. Crying 
something to the effect "this will 
•end you back to your own coun- 
try," the, Intruder threw the con- 
tents o? the vial at the dancer. The 
Hatter prote c te d her face, so that 
the liquid landed on her furs and 
Clothing. Her garments were 
burned, but none of the vitriol 
landed on her flesh. Her escort, 
who attempted to thwart the as- 
sailant, was slightly burned by the 
liquid. 

Mine. Kurylo's assailant escaped. 
No clue to her id'vitity has been 
found. 



MAETERLINCK'S SUCCESS. 

Paris, Jan. 12. 

Maurice Maeterlinck's "Le Bourg- 
mestre de Stilmondo" will be pre- 
sented at the Moncey theatre to- 
morrow evening and on the same 
program will be "The Miracle of St. 
Anthony." 

"Le Bourgmestre" has been 
mounted by Darzens and artificially 
it will undoubtedly prove a great 
success, but it is questionable if It 
will be indorsed by the paying pub- 
lic of the quarter. The house is not 
suitable for such productions. 



'•JUGGERNAUT CAR" ALL SET 

London, Jan. 12. 

Arthur Bourchler ap>*unces 
everything is in reading*! for the 
opening tomorrow noahi of "The 
Juggernaut Car" %*. the Strand. 

The play deals with labor 
troubles and has its locale In a col- 
liery district. 

It was adapted from "The Safety 
Match," one of Ian He- 's most 



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"GROGNARDS" IN TABLEAUX. 

Paris, Jan. 12. 

"Grognards," a new piece by Le- 
notre and Cain, was presented at 
the Surah Bernhardt theatre to- 
night. 

The piece, in seven tableaux, was 
fairly well received, but its recep- 
tion was not exceptional. 

Augustine Leriche and Belleres 
head the agency, with Damores 
playing the role of Napoleon. 



OCCUPYING DUKE OF YORK'S 

London, Jan. 12. 

Violet Van Brugh and Dion Bou- 
cieault will he the next tenants of 
the Duke of York's. 

The date of opening and the rlay 
In which they are to appear have 
not been mentioned. 



"BETROTHED" BEAUTIFUL 

London, Jan. 12. 

"Betrothed," a beautiful fairy 
play, was presented at the Gaiety 
this week and has achieved an 
enormous success. 

The production is superbly staged 
and the play brilliantly acted. 



BRIEUX PLAY AT MATINEES 

London, Jan. 12. 
"The Three Daughters of Mon- 
sieur DuPont." a new play by 
Brieux, will be put on at the Garrlck 
Jan. 24 for a matinee. 



"3't a Crowd" at West End, Jan. II 

London, Jan. 12. 

"Three's a Crowd." comedy, will 
be presented at the West End 
theatre Jan. 31. 

Bernard Hushin Is th producer. 



BERNHARDT OBJECTS 
TO ACTS ON SAME BILL 



PARIS 



Gives Notice Will Not Appear 
at Alhambra if Turns Remain. 



Paris, Jan. 12. 
Mine. Bernhardt, who will open 
for a season of one month at the 
A.Vhambra Friday, has entered ob- 
jection to certain acts appearing on 
the same bill with her. She has 
threatened to refrain from making 
an appearance if they are not taken 
out. 

The situation Jj a delicate one, but 
it ia believed here that it will be 
amicably adjusted. 



London, Jan. 12. 
A story from Paris this week de- 
clared Sarah Bernhardt, following 
the conclusion of her season a the 
French capital, will come to London 
to produce >ai.iel." It further said 
that after a stay of several months 
here she is tc go on a tour of the 
provinces. 

Gilbert Miller, who owns the rights 
to "Daniel" outside of France, was 
asked to verify the story, but de- 
clared he knew nothing about the 
proposed plans of Mme. Bernhardt. 



BENEFIT FOR COMEDIAN 

Vateran of Gilbert-Sullivan Days 
Deatitute in London 



London, Jan. 12. 

A benefit Is being arranged for 
Rutland Barrlngton, the famous old 
comedian who was with D'Oyly 
Carte in the original Gilbert and 
Sullivan productions. 

Barrlngton. owing to 111 health, 
has been unable to work for some 
time past, and it only recently be- 
came known ha was In dire circum- 
stances. 

The benefit, which will have on 
Its bill some of the leading figures 
of the English stage, will be given 
In the Shaftesbury Feb. 11. 



Parts, Dec. 28. 

The Comcdie Francaiae is now 
organising every Saturday afternoon 
special matinees devoted to poeta. 
Selections of different writers' worka 
are recited by members of the 
troupe. 



By E. G. KENDREW. 

lonable resorts, are on the wane. 



Early in the new year the man- 
agement of the Theatre Sarah Bern- 
hardt will produce "Les GrognanN.' 
with Augustine Leriche and M. 
Belleres. 



The amusement caterers of the 
"gay city" are threatened with an- 
other federal contribution in the 
form of a receipt stamp of 25 cen- 
times on each ticket over 10 francs, 
while the concessions (cloak rooms, 
programs, etc.) are to be declared 
submlssible to the tax on the "busi- 
ness turnover." 



Dancing is said to be going out of 
fashion in France. This is an ex- 
aggeration, but it is noticed the re- 
ceipts and attendance at the ball- 
rooms, particularly the mure fash- 



SENTIMENTAL COMEDY. 

••CiBale" Liked in Paris— At Theatre 
Antoine. 



GUITRY'S "COMEDIAN" 

Another Expected Actor- Play from 
French Author. 



Paris, Jan. 12. 

"Cigale" was successfully launched 
at the Antoine Monday. 

It has a sentimental comedy plot 
wherein the son of a rich manufac- 
turer, posing as a poor apothecary's 
assistant, courts a seamstress. In 
his false character he marries the 
girl, but insteau ot taking her. as 
she expects, to a poor man's home, 
he sets her down in his own luxuri- 
ous abode. 

The unaccustomed surroundings 
weary the woman and in time she 
returns to the modest home of h^r 
parents. Ultimately, she marries a 
man in her own station of life. 



Tarts, Jan. 12 
Lucien Guitry will open shortly at 
the Edward VII Theatre in a new 
play by Sacha Guitry. 

The title of the new piece Is an- 
nounced as "Comedian." Judging 
from this it la expected the new 
piece, like "Deburau," will have an 
actor's romance for Its theme and 
the theatre for Its back*, -ound. 



P00RL1 RECEIVE "BONHEUR." 

Paris, Jan. 12. 

At the Theatre des Arts Friday 
night "Bonheur" ("Happiness"), a 
three-act piece by Charles Oul- 
mont, was presented, with MM. 
Bourget and Le Vigan and Mmcs. 
Moreno, Jane Peres and Sarah Ra- 
fale in the principal roles. It was 
rather poorly welcomed. 

"Galathee/* by Alfred Kortier, 
also was given, with M. Arvel and 
Mmes. Magnus and Claire Maylianes 
in the chief parts. 






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Lole Fuller la at preaent at 
Cannes, In the aoutii of France, 
where ehe Is reported to be super- 
vising the production of a film with 

dances. .,,,...., 



In the new revue "Oh. Oh.' at the 
Ba-Ta-Clan, Mme Raalml has a 
troupe of dancera as the Wh'.tmore's 
American lrla. The ahow la pro* 
duced by Leo Massart, .th Cartel, 
Jacques Vltry and Jeanne Fualer 
Glr; music arranged and conducted 
by R. Guttinguer. 



FRED LINDSAY 



Since Fred Lindsay was in this country he has bocn through the whole 
gamut of the gre.it world war, in Which he served as a lieutenant colonel. 
He was mobilized with his own regiment, a cavalry unit, in August 1914 
in which he was an officer, and appointed Intelligence and scouts' officer 

of the 1st London Brigade, and from there he was given the responsible 
Job of organizing the 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th Provisional Brigades, or« thou- 
sand /men and horses for whieh he had the very highest mentions. 

After commanding the cavalry of the 4th Provisional Brigade, he was 
appointed one of the first commissioners of National Service in England, 
and finally commanded a battalion of that famous Scottish regiment, the 
Cameronlans. j- 



The Rusalan author Dlmltrl 
Merejkcwaky. author o\ "Julian 
l'Apostat." hae reached Parla. where 
he Intends to lecture. 



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The villa of Edmond Roatand, at 
Cambo, in the Pyreneea, \u for aale. 
Thla property la famous in France, 



Marie Schneider, the cabaret dan* 
cer. refused admission to the United 
States recently, at the ins 4 ejatloa 
of the wife of Captain Robert C. 
Gill, oj Chicago, whose home she 
was to enter, has returned to Parts. 



Jacques Hebertot. director of the 
Theatre des Charnps-Elysees. has 
arranged for a shor season of Rus- 
sian ballets to open Dec. IB, with 
"I - Trlcorn." Le Sacre du Print* 
enaps, Petrouchka Shcheraxade. ete. 



Jacques Scipion, F ench actor, 
lar at the Grand Gutgnoi Paris, 
died recently after a shor* Illness. 



Paols Marie de I'lale, who created 
a ,- t in "La Fille d« Mauame An- 
got," has passed away. First reports 
confounded the deceased with Mile. 
Jeanne Marie de 1'Isle. who Is well 
and appearing at the Opera Coal- 
qua. The two ware si. tar 

Felix Huguenot will appear in the 
new pleco of Henry Batullle, to be 
entitled "Tendresse." 

The newly appointed Archbishop 
of Paris, like his predecessor, has 
condemned modern dances, par- 
ticularly the shimmy, now known 
to many as the "Danse de la 
Chemise" (shirt dance), because of 
its pronunciation. 

The Police authorities of Paris 
issued a decree that all places of 
amusement might remain open 
until midnight on and after Decem- 
ber 24. The hour was previously 
11:30 p. m. 

Alhambra: January; Great Car- 
mo, 3 Peaux Rouges, Doc Campbell, 
La Ventura, Barney & Meeley, 
Anna and I-ouis, Paco-Ruscart, S 
Flemings, Merle]. 

Olympic: Ballet, -Whisky," with 
Lysana and A. Dorian; Max Kid 
and cat, Gabaroche, Chartves, Eel- 
flero, Eight Rigogoku. Paname trio, 
Robert Roberty, CaroTy Kremser, 
Oriental trio, 4 Vrees. * f 


The Nouveau Cirque at Ghent, 
Belgium, was total!? destroyed by 
fire. The props, of the various acta 
on the bill were lost. 






Margaret Carre, wife of Albert, 
co-manager of the Opera Comique 
(whose health has now Improved, 
for he was a very sick man), has 
been sued by her landlord for pay- 
ment of past rent. Conseu for the 
defendant pleaded the artiste had 
been at great expense during the 
war, having assumed the organiza- 
tion of a Red Cross train, and there- 
fore claimed total exoneration. The 
lawyer seemed to overlook that If 
the court decided in favor of his 
client it would not bo Mme. Carre 
who supported the ambulance costs, 
but her landlord. While appre- 
ciating the good work rendered by 
the operatic star of the Opera 
Corolque a Judgment in favor of 
the plaintiff was entered. 

M. Jaeques Hebertot has ar- 
ranged for Isadora Duncan to ap- 
pear at the Theatre des Champs 
Elysees for a series of dancing- 
musical festivals. 



Mme. Trouhanova, the dancer, 
who has not been seen on the stage 
for some years, has opened in the 
revue "L'Amour en Folle" with 
Wassilicff as partner, at the Folles 
Bcrgcre. from which show Miss > 
Campion has retired. Agnes Souret 
'■* mains on the bill. 



Paul Laconic, composer* died at 
the age of 83. 



PEGGY O'NEIL 

SAVOY THEATRE, 
LONDON 

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of Alternate Gains and Setbacks. 



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. , ■ 



Tho upturn in the stock market 
which began a few days before 
Jam. 1 and in which the amusement 
group participated generously con- 
tinued without a setback until 
Tuesday. Famous Players from its 
low of 40 moved up steadily to 55, 
with the preferred keeping pace 
from a low of 70 to a high of 82. 
Both moved in large volume. Loew 
went steadily from 14 Vj to better 
than 18, while Orphcum, lately 
quoted at 23%, went up through 28 
on the New York Exchange. The 

amusement issues were at their 
best levels Tuesday from 2% to 15 
points over the bottom touched dur- 
ing the pre -holiday dip. 

Tuesday uncertainty became ap- 
parent. The shorts, who were very 
much overextended, became active 
in an experimental way, and there 
were momentary drives at various 
points in the list to test out senti- 
ment Tuesday night the close was 
fractionally off. Whatever the bears 
had learned by their attempt to 
check the climb must have been 
encouraging. for new attacks 
against prices broke out afresh 
Wednesday morning. From a close 
of 64% Tuesday night Famous 
Players was driven down to 52 
around Wednesday noon. It was 
significant in all the price move- 
ments of the past week that Or- 
pheum moved against the other 
amusements and in general against 
the tendencies of the wholo list. 
There is little or no short interest 
out In Orpheum. 

Shorts Cover. 

From this circumstance market 
observers deduced that the upturn 
la famous Players (in which there 
la known to have been a big short 
Interest outstanding) and Loew (of 
which there is a large floating sup- 
ply which would normally encourage 
bear operations) had been brought 
about by short covering, that is to 
say, actual buying of stock, for final 
delivery on short contracts. 

What considerations lay behind 
this maneuver it was hard to say, 
but one factor of considerable 
Weight was the desire of the bears 
to take their substantial profits. To 
all intents and purposes the greater 
part of the advance took place after 
Jan. 1. If bears with big paper 
profits on brokers' books had real- 
ised before New Year's, these profits 
would have been classified as "in- 
oome** by the Treasury Department 
and would hav been subject to the 
tax for 1920. With Jan. 1 past, ~f 
oourse, the profits of the shorts do 
not figure in income tax returns 
until a year hence. 

The turn for the better really 
earns before New Year's, but the 
advance in the last week of the old 
year came from cautious buying 
back of stock sold to e. vblish tax 
losses by traders who sought to beat 
the advance after Jan. 1. 

Long Advance. 

The question now is whether the 
advance of the past ten days is the 
beginning of a long unhill move- 
ment, or a mere bulge to be followed 
by a dip to some point not quite as 
low as that before Christmas. On 
that break there must have, been a 
considerable volume of Investment 
buying. Several company officials 
are reported to have extended their 
holdings by substantial purchase! \ 
There was also some covering oi 
short sales and buying back of sales 
for losses. 

There three elements, all bearing 
one way, probably have in some de- 
gree had the effect of "weakening 
the technical structure of the mar- 
ket" (a term in market jargon in- 
dicating the balance of long and 
short commitments) and so placed 
It In a less advantageous position 
for further advance. All short sales 
represent sooner or later stock 
which must be bought back in open 
trading, while all buying eliminates 
just so much potential buying 
later on. 

Officials of film companies arc 
making much capital out of the ad- 
vance, loudly claiming the amuse- 
*iont storks have discounted in ad- 



vance the worst that can happen 
to the industry and the market is 
now swinging in the opposite direc- 
tion to discount Improvement in the 
film and theatre business which is 
bound to follow, now that the corner 
has been turned in depression of the 
picture trade. 

What seems more likely is that 
the list (including the amusement 
stocks) is nearing its first peak on 
a possible long climb and that a dip 
is due while the market adjusts it- 
self. Students of price charts point 
out that an advance is never a 
straight upward slope or curve, but 
rather a series of sharp ra'nes, fol- 
lowed by depressions which do not 
go back quite so far. This is what 
is known as a close trading market 
and one In which the professional 
operator is constantly In and out, 
first on one side and then on the 
other, taking a few points profit on 
a frequent turnover. He tries to 
deal on the bull side whan the slope 
is from peak to valley and a bear 
when It has reached somewhere 
near the top of the incline from 
valley to peak. His picking of 
prices Is governed In most cases by 
his individual judgment of the range 
between high and low of the partic- 
ular stock in which he operates. 

Scalping s See-Saw. 

During the trading market in Oc- 
tober the range of Famous Players 
was between 67 and 74 and the spec- 
ulator was making his buys between 
67 and 60 and his sales around 73. 
"scalping" within those extremes as 
the stock moved back and forth for 
weeks at a time in that no man's 
land of prices. 

The current advance does not 
seem to be supported by any definite 
developments marketwise in the 
news. Nothing had come out con- 
cerning the intentions of Washing- 
ton on its income tax program and 
rulings on deliberate stock losses 
were still pending in the Treasury 
Department. The absence of these 
tangible factors as an impetus takes 
away somewhat from the optimism 
of company officials for a long climb, 
although if the two factors named 
turn out to be favorable those who 
buy now will reap the greatest bene- 
fit, for whichever .way the cat jumps 
the market is pretty sure to have 
discounted the action in advance; 
for a favorable decision and 
down for an adverse decision. 

Triangle 8slee Real. 

Transactions In Goldwyn seem to 
have ceased altogether and no state- 
ment comes from the company as to 
its activities. Triangle has main- 
tained its small advance to 7-16 
(about 44 cents a share), but the 
best information is that most of the 
transactions represent matched or- 
ders, it is interesting to note that 
on the previous upturn to 50 cents a 
share a considerable volume of stock 
changed hands, estimated at 15,000 
shares. What hands this stock got 
into is not disclosed. 
- The Utlca Investment Co. of 
Utica, N. Y., this week offered for 
subscription the $2,000,000 of ten- 
year 8 per cent, collateral trust 
sinking fund gold notes of the Selz- 
nick Corporation at 100 and accrued 
"Interest. 

This new financing, previously 
mentioned in Variety, has several 
interesting phases, although it is 
not a speculative trading proposi- 
tion, and concerns only the up- 
state bank which acted as under- 
} writer. It appears that is collateral 
the Selznick organization pledged 
not less than 51 per cent, of the cap- 
ital stock of the Select Pictures Cor- 
poration, Selznick ricture Corpora- 
tion, Republic Distributing Corpo- 
ration, Selznick Studios, Inc., CKY 
Film Corporation and Select Pic- 
tures Corporation, Ltd. Of course 
control of these properties goes with 
more than 50 per cent, of the voting 
stock. 

Assets Twice Notes Value. 

The net current assets of the 
Selxnlck properties, based on an 
audit by I '.arrow, Wade, Guthrie & 
Co. as of Oct. 2, 1920. are* set 'Town 
at twice the aggregate face of the 
notes. The Utica company agrees 
to set aside out of the net earnings 
(Continued on rage 7.) 



SHUBERTS "COLD" NOW 
FOR VAUDEVILLE 



Opinion Prevailing No Big Time 
Time Opposition This Season. 

The opinion la prevailing long 
Broadway that the much touted 
Shubert big time vaudeville oppo- 
sition is •cold," at least for this 

season. The latest emanating from 
the Shubert forces (s that Its big 
time circuit will start operating 
March 1, next. It has ' een four 
times postponed since the Shuberts 
first told last summer of their 
vaudeville plans. 

With no sign of an organization 
to handle vaudeville and with noth- 
ing more than general press pub- 
licity attempting to be secured by 
the Shuberts and their henchnen, 
through the proposed vaudeville op- 
position, little faith is retained by 
the vaudeville observers in any of 
the Shubert announced vaudeville 
plans. 

It Is possible, however, according 
to- the prevalent opinion, the Shu- 
berts may be obliged to form a few 
vaudeville road show.* w efore the 
season ends, to take up some of 
their play or pay contracts with 
vaudeville acts and to keep open 
some of the Shubert theatres out of 
town, that lack of legitimate at- 
tractions will darken otherwise, if 
no special feature films appear. 

It is those play or pay c^n^racts 
that are said to have frightened off 
some of the vaudeville houses lr the 
East, which were ready at one time 
to allign themselves with the Shu- 
berts. The vaudeville men reached 
the conclusion' the Shuberts were 
looking for an easy out to unload 
some heavy salaried contacts. The 
second Century roof show tho Shu- 
berts are sending on the road, to 
follow the Eddie Cantor how 
("Midnight Roupders") now in 
Boston, may take up a few Shubert 
vaudeville contracts, and other pro- 
ductions are likely to be formed be- 
fore the late spring that will also 
relieve the Shuberts of some of the 
turns they are holding, but not even 
those close to the Shuberts profess 
a belief the brothers will seriously 
Inaugurate a vaudeville chain of 
big time houses in March, or at 
anytime before next season, if then. 

J. J. Shubert is traveling about 
the country has been persistent in 
spreading the Shubert vaudeville 
idea, often mentioning the local 
theatre the Shuberts' big time will 
play in. but it is the scarcity of any 
activity at headquarters in New 
York that Is telling the story of a 
"stall" to the Broad wayites. 

Those who would most earnestly 
welcome big time vaudeville oppo- 
sition have grown disheartened at 
the Shuberts' all- talk-and- no -ac- 
tion. 



NEW "WORLD MUSEUM" 
MAKING $2,000 WEEKLY 

Revived Dime Museum Idea, at 
25c, Surprising Promoters. 



Philadelphia, Jan. IS. 

The World Museum, located on 
the 12th street side of the Bingham 
Hotel site, is continuing to draw re- 
markable business. Reports here 
are th. t the freak show is netting 
its backers $2,000 weekly. The ad- 
mission is 25 cents. It is beating 
the wildest dream of profits when 
the old dime museum was going. 

The owners of the new museum 
are Norman Jeff cries, W. B. (Buck) 
Taylor and Rablosky & McQuirk. 



DAVE LERNER MARRIES. 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

Dave Lerner, former straight man 
with Fanchon & Marco's Revue, and 
Allccn Miller, also a former member 
of that company, were married here 
last week. ' 

The ceremony marked the eul- 
mination of a pretty \o\ affair, 
which commenced while Lerner and 
I 'ss Miller appeared together on 
the footlights. 

Lerner is preparing to enter com- 
mercial fields here. 



COCHRAN RE7UE OPENS JAN. 14 

London. Jan. 12. 
It was anno inced definitely today 
that Charles B. Cochran's "League 
of Notions" revue will open at the 
Oxford Friday, Jan. 14. This came 
after a statement earlier in the 
week lr which the revue was post- 
poned a second tiro* 



THREE NEW KEITH THEATRES 

BUILDING IN CLEVELAND 



New Uptown House Nearly Ready and Unan- 
nounced — Keith's Downtown to Seat 4,000 — An- 
other on Present Prospect Theatre Site. 



FIFTH AVE. DANS ANT 
FOR SALVAIN STRING 



Takes 10- Year Lease at 50th 
St. — Society Man in Charge. 

A restaurant on 6th avenue with 
dance attachment, and particular 
attention given to afternoon dances, 
is in progress of completion, engi- 
neered by Paul Salvain and Jimmy 
Thompson, proprietors of the Palais 
Royal. The location Is at tha cor- 
ner of 60th street. A lease tor 10 
years has been taken by the Salvain 
group. 

In charge will be a well known 
society man of the Fifth avenue 
set, but tha title of the restaurant 
may have Incorporated into it tha 
name of Paul Whlteman, the coast 
orchestra leader. Whlteman's orig- 
inal m"Blcal combination remains 
at the Palais Royal. Ha will or- 
ganize a new band for the 6th ave- 
nue place, alternating between the 
two as conductor at different hours. 
Whit. man as a musical danca 
leader has "cleaned up" so thor- 
ough since reaching New York he 
is said to have pushed off nearly all 
of his competitors on the disc 
records. 

Messrs. Salvain and Thompson 
are Interested besides tha Palais 
Royal, in tha Moulin Rouge, Mont- 
martre. Rector's and the Little Club. 

Tha Palais Royal has been 
brought to the point of patronage 
from tha smart set that anyone not 
in evening dress now finds it dif- 
ficult to secure a table when calling 



Cleveland, Jan. 12. 

There la a B. F. Keith theatre 
here nearly completed, at Euclid 
avenue and 105th street, of which no 
announcement has been made. It 
will seat 2,800 and play big tlma 
vaudeville, opening In tha spring. 
That will make Keith's second new 
big time house here. 

The new big timer Keith's la 
building downto m. to replace tho 
present Keith vaudeville at the Hip- 
podrome. Will seat 4,000 people. Be- 
sides playing vaudeville. It will 
adopt the present Keith's Hip pol- 
icy of taking on tha big legit at- 
tractions that are too largo for tho 
other legit houses In town to ac- 
commodate them. Tha big Keith'a 
will have a 60-foot stage. 

Another new Keith's that will play 
most likely the Keith popular prlca 
vaudeville Is to bo erected on tho 
present site of the Prospect theatre. 
The Prospect la to coma down, also 
tha Half Brau building adjoining. 
Both are owned by tho Keith inter- 
ests and have been on tho market, 
but it was lately decided by tho 
Keith people to turn them Into a 
new house. The street frontage of 
both plots la 14S feet, with a depth 
of 200 feet. 

The Prospect Is also In the down- 
town center and will ba added to tho 
largo cluster of theatres now n« 
ing completion in that section. 



LEW CODY'S M0N0L0G. 

Law Cody, tho picture star and 
oft-tlmea called "The He-Vamp of 
the Films," la determined "» glvo 
himself a try- out In vaudeville an 
a monologist, 



To that end Mr. Cody, with 
there, tho head waitera 'n variably. Plenitude of stage experience oth< 
after glancing at the sack suits, in- than Defor « tha oamera. to back u 



forming the caller all tables are 
reserved. It Is the only Kew York 
restaurant ever enabled to make this 
stand and maintain it. 



HAZEL COX HAS DIVORCE. 

Husband, Andrew J. Branigan, 
Serving Naval Sentence. / 



Providence, R. I, Jan. 12. 

A divorce was granted this week 
in Superior Court by Judge Bar- 
rows, to Hazel Cox, of "The Passing 
Show," from her husband, Andrew 
J. Branigan. 

Miss Cox said she had married 
Branigan when ha was a tailor 
making $61 weekly, but they had 
been separated for a long while as 
Branigan had spent most of his 
time about the Lambs' Club when 
in New York. 

Branigan is now serving a sen- 
tence of five years at Paris Island, 
S. C, Imposed upon him by a naval 
court martial, resulting from a navy 
g.aft scandal In 1918. 

Misa Cox gained a leg residence 
in this State through making her 
homo with Ray Cox. a sister, and 
the wife of Harvey J. Flint of this 
city. 



his determination, la preparing tho 
monologlstlc talk. 



SUES JESSEL FOR DIVORCE. 

Florence Courtney Allegeo Core- 
spondent Is in Jessel's Act. 



Chicago, jan. 12. 

Florence Courtney, professionally, 
and privately Mrs. George Jcssel, Is 
suing her husband for divorce. She 
alleges Infidelity and named a mem- 
ber of the present Jessol evue, now 
in this city, as corespondent. 

Mrs. Jessel claims her husband is 
in receipt of an Income of $.100 
weekly. The Jessels were married 
Sept. 12. 1910. 

Florence Courtney was forn erly 
of the Courtney Sisters in vaude- 
ville. The other sister is Fay Court 
ney. Florence's first hu^bind was 
Mike Bernard. 









JOE HARRIS CRITICALLY ILL. 

Chicago, Jan. 2. 

Joe Harris has pneumonia, wltii 
the doctors not giving 1 im ovor 24 
hours to live. 

Harris is a showman, and a 
brother of Charles K. Harris, the 
music publisher. 



$1,000,000 FOR "ERMINIK* 

(Continued from page 1.) 
have conceded even six months 
since. The Increased take for stars 
and play owners of sensational suc- 
cesses is an outcome of tha pub- 
licity Inundating show and film 
ranks as to net and r _. o«« film prof- 
its of big successes. 

Startled aa tha trade was by tha 
announcement of a $40,000 price for 
the film righta to "Daddy Longlegs" 
scarcely more than a year ago, that 
figure has been minimized by recent 
sales. 

The men In the business know 
since "The Miracle Man's" advent 
that a million -dollar box office on 
a big success Is an every day af- 
fair In the films where the play, 
screened has a national rep. 

Schooled Jn looking for percent- 
ages on all ends, the men who con- 
trol the rights of real stage suc- 
cesses now want .ome of the real 
fat 

Hartley Campbell's "White Slave," 
•"bleb went begging without takers 
at $10,000 three seasons ago. has 
been bought at a figure that dwarfs 
tha original asking price. Bought 
by D. W. Griffith. Robert Campbell, 
owner of the righto, has even speci- 
fied approximately how much money 
must be spent in making the pro- 
duction. 

"My Partner" Flivved. 

Campbell, a son of the playwright 
suffered by an earlier experience in 
films when ha sold "My Partner," 
the greatest of all the Bartley 
Campbell successes, which was so 
fcnmaturely directed it flivved. 

Now that the cat is out of the 
bag, the manufacturers would like 
It a lot better if show folk didn't 
know how much net velvet there 
was in a big release. 

"Ilumorosque," without any box 
office name at all to speak of in ad- 
vance wf production, the name of 
Fanny Hurst cutting little if any 
ice in films, drew a take from* the 
exchanges of $1.23«.000 the fl._* four 
months of its circulation. "Kismet" 
undoubtedly will exceed this figure, 
the title meaning u lot to the gen- 
eral theatregoer. Otis Skinner being 
an added draw, and the visibly lav- 
ish cost — $340. 000 — counting In tho 
sales. "Kismet's" story was bought 
before the rise, going at $3.>,000, 
J with Skinner getting $50,000. 



VAUDEVILLE 



Friday, January 14, 1921 




•t — 



5LIC INVITED BACK STAGE 
TO LOEFS NASHVILLE HOUSE 



Remarkable Offer Made Patrons of Lebeck Bros. — 
"Everybody Can Go" Circular Says — "Special 
Arrangement" Mentioned. 



DANCER HITS AUTHOR; 
LATTER LEAVES BILL 

George Kelly Comes Into Con- 
tact With Roscoe Ails. 



+- 



Nashville, Jan. 12. 
A circular measuring eight inches 
wide, and 11 inche* deep spread 
broadcast last week (herewith re- 
produced) gave a shock to the 
theatrical people about. It men- 
tioned that through arrangement, 
the public could go 'jack -stage of 
I-ncw's Vendome while the perform- 
ance is going on, with the various 
matters of Interest on exhibition 
there mentioned in the circular as 
follows: 



INDIAN PREDICTS 
IRELAND WILL BE FREE 

Soothsayer Excites Duluth 
—Held Over as Attraction. 



Hov Would You Like to Go 
Back on the Stage of 

LOEWS THEATRE 

3y special arrangement with 

Manager FAIN of LOEWS 

VENDOME 

LEBECK BROS. 

wilt in the near future offer 
LEBECK PATRONS an 
opportunity of going "back- 
stage" at Locw's and seeing 
the following: 

The stage employes 
change and handle the 
scenery. m 

The artists "make-up 
and also remove the "make- 

up. 

The black face artist apply 
the cork and remove same. 

The artists' dressing 
rooms. 

The actors' "Green 

Room." 

The artists make a "quick 
change" of their costumes. 

The large switchboard in 
operation. 

The modern picture ma- 
chine in operation. 

And hundreds of other se- 
crets that have seidom in 
the history of the United 
States been revealed to the 
public. 

Here's an opportunity of 
having your wildest dreams 
realized and seeing a two 
hours' performancejjjjat will 
hold you spellbound: 

Everybody Can Go! 

See Sunday's paper of Jan- 
uary 9th for details of 
LEBECK BROS. 

"TRIP TO SPOTLIGHT 
LAND" 



Duluth, Jan. XV 

Patronage at the New Grand last 
week was sensational. Bae Pierre 
Brookhart and Princesa Parillo, 
mentalists and spiritualists, were 
booked as a special feature for four 
days, but the whole town sat up and 
they were held over for three more 
days. 

Brookhart, a French Indian, who 
predicted in Ifll the exact day that 
the war would come to an end. 
created 'a sensation when he pre- 
dicted the tinted States would pay 
its debt to Ireland this year and Ltaal 
on the lentil day of the tenth month 
Erin would be free. 

He was accused by many as be- 
ing a propagandist, but the multi- 
tudes kepi on coining and the Grand 
set a new record for attendance. 

He Interpret* the Book of Revela- 
tion and makes other prophesies 
from a deck of cards bequeathed to 
him by his mother. His book sells 
for a dollar, and nearly 3,000 copies 
w«re so'd. 



WATSON SISTERS OUT 



Make 



Short Run as Re'usenweber 
Attraction. 



The Watson Sisters (Fannie and 
Kniy) are out of Reisenvs < bcr's 
other room, the other room being 
presided over by John Sawyer. Kei- 
■enwebcr's int< n<is to replace the 
sisters with a floor revue. 

The restaurant engaged the Wat 
sons, to do a sort of a Sophie Tucker 
in the place, now that Soph isn't 
there any more. Roisenwcber'i 
promised the Watson girls every- 
thing they thought about, from dec- 
oration* i<> percentages. The heus< 
only rememlx red the percentage, 
and as the pe r c en tage didn't seem 
to make up for the loss of decora- 
tions, Which Blight have drawn the 
missing business, the listers ob- 
jected. Upon presenting the objec- 
tion and calling upon the restaurant 
management to make good about 
decorations and so forth, the man- 
agement told the Kirls they wet 
agreeable to calling off the engage- 
ment. 

The Watsons lately canceled a 

• piny or p.'.v contract u ith the Bhu- 

[ berts, for the reason, as ?>er the 

story at the time, the Bhuberts 

would not repeal them at Bunday 

j night coihm its. 



WARD AND KING CANCELLED! 



As a result of a fight that oc- 

eured between Koseoe Ails snd 
George Kelly Dec. L'O at the Ma- 
jestic, Fort Worth, Kelly left the bill 
and threatened to cancel the rest of 
the bookings he iie'id for the Inter- 
state Circuit. 

It is reported the argument start- 
ed after Kelly had complained to 
the house manager of the Majestic 
that Ails had used objectionable 
language in the presence of a female 
member of his act, while the artists 
were en-route to Fort Worth by 
train. 

The manager remonstrated with 
Ails, and the latter asked who the 
complainant was. Fpon informed 
Kelly had registered the protest, 
Ails Is reported as having attacked 
the latter. 

Kelly and Ails have been appear- 
ing on the same bills traveling over 
the Interstate Circuit, Kelly in a 
sketch called "The Flattering 
Word," written by him. 

After the argument Kelly can- 
celled the balance of the Fort Worth 
engagement, announcing he intend- 
ed cancelling the rest of the time 
unless removed from the bills that 
included Ails. 

After reconsidering Kelly rejoined 
the show at T>allas and is still play- 
j ing the circuit, tins week in San 
Antonio. 

Fpon informed it would be impos- 
sible to switch bookings, it is said 
Kelly announced he will cancel all 
time booked on the Interstate be- 
yond Jan. 20. 

Since the trouble occurred Kelly, 
in »n interview given to a Dallas 
newspaper, stated he was anxious 
to- leave vaudeville as it had de- 
teriorated, but he did not refer to 
his encounter with Alls. 

George Kelly In looked upon as a 
I bri'liant author of much promise, 
who thus far hav confined his play 
writings to vaudeville in which Mr. 
Kelly has played. He is a brother 
of Walter C. Kelly, 'The' Virginia 
Judge,* and of Jaek Kelly, the 
worlds champion sculler. Ails is a 
jazz dancer. He lab !y married Fva 
Tanguay. 



HARRY WEBER PAYS INDEMNITY 

OF SI. 950 ON "PANAMA KID" A( 



Dispute With Producers Settled by E. F. Albee 
Ordering Agent to Settle Amount Lost by Failure 
to Play Act — Money to Be Returned. 



■-,... . ■■-., 



As the result of a decision made reached Wednesday afternoon, the 



by JO. F. Albee on a complaint filed 
by Sterling & Grisman against 
Harry Weber, which grew out of 
the failure of "The Panama Kid," 
a production headed by Taylor 
Granville and produced by Sterling 
& Grisman, to secure further book- 
ings after it had broken in for two 
split weeks at Proctor's, Elizabeth, 
N. J., and Mt. Vernon, N. Y.. week 
Dec. 13. Mr. Weber was instructed 
by Mr. Albee to effect a settlement 
with the producing firm that would 
satisfactorily reimburse 'them for 
the money expended on staging the 
act. 

After several weeks of negotia- 
tions between Sterling A Grisman 
and Weber, a final settlement was 



DISAPPEARANCE OF 
JUDS0N COLE, MAGICIAN 

Leaves Columbia in Haste 

Sunday P. M. — Jarrow 

Waited in Vain. 



ONE AGENCY FIRM 
REINSTATED THIS WEEK 

Keith Office Restores Privi- 
leges to Rose & Curtis. 

The vaudeville booking agency of 
Ross »': Curtis was restored to the 
Moor privileges oi the Keith pJBce 
Wednesday. 

'/he Arm was temporarily sus- 
pended a couple of weeks a.^o, pend- 
ing three "jams" their hooking; that 
week coincident ally led them into. 
The Keith office ruled the agents 
off pending investigation, The mat- 
ters were gone into since then and 
the restoration of the booking privi- 
leges V* the firm Is looked upon as 
tljcir acquittal Of any wrongful 
hooking intent* 



1/ 



Caustic has been the ooranunt of 
the professionals on the peculiar 
kind of "showmanship" this sort of 
"enterprise" indicates. 



The nearest upprnaih to any- 
thing like the above, permitting the 
public to ramble bade stage of a 
t'uatre, was some years ago when 
tin. Loew tluatres in the East, for 
an admission charge, allowed the 
public in some of its theatres early 
enough Monday mornings tovvKi" 
the Monday incrhlag ren»-WK!o. 

The practice has been continued 
i:i on** or two Instances in Ihe Mid- 
dle -We.st. 



Lot v 



Circuit Vitiates 30-Week i 
Blanket Contract. 



CONTRACT DECISIONS 

P. A. 



SAM MANN IN ENGLAND. 

Saibno. to Play "Leader"— Walter 
• Percival in Company. 

Ram Mann, fhTougTi his ;•;,« uta, 
fa wis Ai. Gordon, completed ar- 
rangements this week whereby he 
will leave tomorrow (Saturday) on 
the Victoria for 10 weeks in Eng- 
land, opening in Liverpool. Feb. 7. 

Mann will present his old vehicle, 
•The New Leader," With Harry Gil- 
bert (stage manager), Kva Lee 
(leading lady) and Walter Percival 
as the hkk." 



J. II. Lubin, ho ok er- in -chic f of tiiei 
Lot w Circuit, cancelled a SO -week] 
blanket contract held by Ward and 
King Monday. 

When the Loew office was in - 
form< d the act had f ailcd to open 
at the Met, Brooklyn, Johnny Hyde, 

Luhiu's assistant, got in touch with 

King via the 'phone and was in- 
formed he had overslept, but that 
he would hurry to the Metropolitan 
and catch the supper show. 

When the turn failed to appear 
for tif seem. e^s*jjsvr Monday Fields 
and Hurt were substituted and the 
cancellation followed. 

Sam Fallow placed the turn With 
Loew, the artists receiving 30 
• - . ks' booking, of Which live had 
»»een played until the cancellation. 

The Metropolitan's disappointment 

Said tO havo been the second 
• ho act during Its fi\ a \\ < < ks' 
plaj ins tor Loew. 

MANAGER WARNER, AUTHOR. 

Richard Warner, manager <>f the 
Alhambra, New fork, has written 
a iketch that features Flo;. nee 
liackett and is tilled "Look Out 
Inn.' It is not Mr. Warn* r's first 
as an author of a playlet, lie has 
two out, with Marietta Craig and 
Claire Vincent each leading one. 



Conflicting Rohngs 
and Keith 



in V. M. 

Office. 



The matter of verbal acceptance 
of a vaudeville engagement on the 
part of an act again cropped up 
and although the matter was set- 
tled satisfactorily, it developed that 
there are two decisions relating to 
such situations. 

An act told its agent a dale in 
Western Pennsylvania was o. k. 
and the agent so advised Ihe booker 
• Keith office). Later in the day 
.) **># I wirsd tb< . \> • iV- -Iff.- 
wan off ami the hooker took the 
case to the office executives, 

It was found that tinder a ruling 
by 13. F. Albee a verbal agreement 
on the part of acta is not binding 
eVcn though the agent in such cases 
is hound. The Keith office rule is 
that a« (s must conilrm in writing 
or by wire before Ihry *nn be held. 

This ruling docs not apply to 
other circuits and Ihe v. m. I*. A. 
h.-is held that verbal agreement is 
sufficient to hold cither party in the 
nccoptnftce of an • ngagement. 



The Columbia's (New York) mati- 
nee last Sunt lay failed to present 
.liaison Cole, as billed. Judson Cole 
is a magician and was in the theatre 
up to 2 o clock Sunday afternoon, 
when he made himself disappear: 
but did not work that smoothly 
enough to escape the attention of 
the stage hands. 

Just what caused Cole's hurried 
exit, with two grips, no one appears 
tc know. The Vaudeville Managers' 
Protective Association took Up the 
matter Monday and ordered Cole to 
make his peace forthwith with Dick 
Kearney, who books the Sunday 
show at the Columbia for Feiber & 
Shea. This Cole is said to have 
done an J was to have resumed his 
vaudeville wanderings yesterday 
(Thursday) at utiea, N. Y. 

Cole entered the Columbia stage 
dour about 1 p. m. on the Sabbath. 
Onlookers say he appeared nervous. 
After rehearsing with the orchestra 
in the music room, as a magician 
requires little difficult music, Mr. 
Cole came upstairs again. He wan- 
dered often to the curtain, which 
contains four peep holes through 
which the incoming audience may 
be viewed. Cole used them all, then 
played each again. The onlookers 
00Bc!tlded he \%aa looking for some- 
one. 

Norn of the onlookers kv.< w who 
Colo seemed to be looking for, until 
someone from the front oi the house 
came hat k stags and said Jarrow. 
the magician, was out front, roaring 
about what was going to happen 
to someone on the bill. "hortl\ 
after this remark, Cole put over bis 
disappearance, 

Mr. Kearney, who usually is hack 
stage Sunday afternoon, had seen 
Cole, also Jarrow. Kearney, in his 
Vermont blunt ness, asked Jarrow 
who he had planted upstairs to help 
what was going to happen to some- 
one. Jarrow resented the imputa- 
tion, said it would be unprofes- 
sional, lie (JarrdW) only wanted to 
see to verify what he had heard 
about someone on the bill that 
afternoon- then wait. After Cole 
left, Jarrow seemed to lose interest 
in the Columbia show. 

Jarrow claims he is the originator 
yX^thc ;• njo»j trick," also other 

ks that compose his own aet r 1 sterlin 



KOLB'S ROAD SHOW 

Kolh and lull have retired their 
new show on the COUSt, and Clar- 
ence Kolb is organizing a big-time 
vaudeville road show, 



and Jarrow .'-aid lie expected to sec 
a duplication of ids turn Sunday 
afternoon, it his hearing had been 
Correct and he retained his si^ht 
long enougll. With Judson Cole out 
of the show, however, there was no 
magician left who could possibly 



have duplicated Jarrow's 
"specially his "lemon." 



terms of which were that Harry 
Weber paid over to Sterling & Gris- 
man $1. $60.13 in cash, with the un- 
derstandlng this was to be in the 
nature of a loan, to bo repaid only 
on condition Sterling & Grisman re- 
ceived sufficient bookings for the 
•Panama Kid" that would result in 
a profit permitting them to return 
tlie loan. Jf the act does not re- 
ceive the bookings Sterling & Gris- 
man need not r^nay the money. 

Promise Equals Contract. 
In effect the decision based by 
Mr. Albee on the standing rule of 
the Keith office that a promise is aa 
£ood as a contract, whether mads 
by a booking manager or an artists* 
representative,' means that Weber 
on A i bee's order reimbursed Sterling 
A urisman to the extent of half of 
J the money they had expended in 
j producing "The Panama Kid," The 
$1,950.13 represents only the actual 
cash paid out by Sterling A Gris- 
man. There are outstanding about 
$4,000 more in bills incurred for 
scenery, costumes, etc., the total 
cost of 'The Panama Kid" produc- 
tion being approximately $s,ooo. 

The Incidents leading up to the 
complaint against Weber with the 
settlement mentioned are as fol- 
lows: Sterling A Grisman during 
the latter part of November had in 
mind a revival of the old Paul Arm- 
strong act, "A Romance of the Un« 
dcrworld." They spoke of this to 
(Jranville and he put them (Sterling 
& Grisman) in touch with Weber. 
According to the lirm, Weber told 
them it would not be wise to put 
on "The Romance." as it harl played 
around for several years, and he 
doubted whether a revival would bo 
salable. It is claimed by Sterling 
&. Grisman Weber then suggested 
they Instead produce "The Panama 
Kid," formerly known as 'The Eyes 
of Buddha" and played under that 
name about three years ago as a 
sketch with a single set, but had 
now been expanded to a 10-scene 
production. 

Sterling A Grisman further allege 
Weber guaranteed immediate book- 
ings for the "Panama Kid" act if 
Sterling A Grisman would produce 
it. Acting on this they engaged 
Granville to head the act, secured 
a cu«t and started rehearsals. 

Asked for Bookings. 

The Elisabeth and Mt. Vernon 
week was played and when no fur- 
ther books were forthcoming the 
producers went to W T cber and asked 
him whether they were to receive 
any more time. Weber informed 
them bookings were badly con- 
gested and he could not make any 
definite promise* as regards the 
future. 

Sterling A Grisman then de- 
manded Weber buy them out, in 
other words, pay them $8,000 for 
the act and take it over. Weber re- 
fused to accede to this demand, 
bass dby Sterling A Grisman on 
Weber's alleged promise of "guar- 
anteed bookings." Securing no ac- 
tion from Weber after repeated con- 
ferences, Sterling A Grisman in- 
formed the Keith ofllce of the cir- 
cumstances. They went back again 
to see Weber, and failing to secure 
action, put the matter up to J. J, 
Murdoch. 

Mr. M unlock called Weber and 
Sterling A Grisman into his office, 
and Weber, according to Sterling A 
Grisman, denied he had guaranteed 
the bookings. Mr. Murdock eug- 
weste*! xrforther eoij^jrgT.vco between 
i^* Grisman, and this, fail- 
ing to produce the rcsultl the firm 
was after, the case was put up to 
Mr. Albee. 

In hearing the case, Mr. Albee 
made a point of the fact that even 
though Weber had not guaranteed 
bookings, as claim* d. ho (Weber) 



While this was going on flu v 
rolled Al Kieardo out of bed in h's 
hotel and be arrived at tlie Colum- 
bia in time to fill in for the vacancy, 
and at the same lime have ., cerj 
' xcellent impression of his new a * . 



tricks, ; knew of the congest eel condition of 
booking*, and the difficulties that 



i 



Dorothy Jardon Reopening 
Dorothy Jardon Will return 
vaudeville Jan 24, opening at 
Palace, N< w York. 



mipjht lie in the way of securing a 
route for an act like "The Panama 
Kid." which necessitated 17 stage 
hands and was asking a salary of 
13.000 weekly. It was the decision 
'hat Weber was responsible and the 
I order to Weber to g. t ingcther with 
Sterling A Grisman for a settlement 
to j to determine tb? extent of Weber's 
the responsibility, as n result, was is- 
sued. 



| famari IT--"-- is th prouucei. » tanwi'uinw*. 



I 



Friday, January 14, 1921 



VAUDfcVlLLfc. 






HOUSE OF DAVID BAND PLAYING 
FOR ORPHEUM OR PANTACES? 



Latest Report Says Pantages Circuit — Booked With 
Both Through Conflict of Agreement — Plan Pay- 
ing $1,750 and Fares. 






♦- 



• While It seemed unsettled up to 
Wednesday whether the Orpheum 
or the Pantages Circuit would se- 
cure the House of David Hand as 
an attraction, the report that day 
stated the act is to play for Pan- 
tages. 

Pantages is paying the Mini Jl.Tf.O 
weekly and fares for 16 >r 3 people. 
The number of persons tin- at is to 

carry 'is ni o undecided. The or- 
pheum's offer was |l,t0€ a week, 
less the customary 10 per cent. 

That the Orpheum Circuit had 
about decided the hand would not 
play its time was deduced when Or- 
pheum engaged the Franklyn Ardell 
production, "King Solomon, Jr.," o 
open at Sioux City the middle of 
this week. That was to have been 
the date ami start of the Davidfl >:i 
the Orpheum time. 

Ernie Young of Chicago is the rec- 
ognized agent for the act. In the 
past Young's representation wus 
through the Harry Weber agency. 
Young and Weber entered into the 
contract With the Orpheum people, 
en the presumption Young held ex- 
clusive power to sign for the aet. In 
the investigation afterward ta!*-n 
Up by the parties in interest it was 
seated a member of the band, act- 
ing independently, bud previously 
agreed Upon the Pantages route. 

This was revealed, according to 
the report, when Pantages advised 
the Orpheum, if the Orpheunr at- 
tempted to play the band, Pantages 
wouiii restrain it through le^ai pro- 
ceedings. On the ground it held a 
prior contract, 

Following the conference ii ap- 
peared to be Understood the band 
had withdrawn from bo;h vaude- 
ville engagencntev but *ar!y this' 
week the report came out Pantages 
was holding it to its concract and 
the band was agreeable to playing 
the Pantages time. 

The iloose of David Hand is from 
the sect colony at Benton ILa bor, 
Mich, It first appeared in vaude- 
ville early last year, under the tute- 
lage of Young, who organized it i s 
a vaudeville attraction. The vaude- 
ville features of the turn * ere the 
religious affiliations of its members 
and their long hair, all of the musi- 
cian*, along with other members of 
the House of David, living along 
UBsheared of their locks. Through 
their appearance the bandsmen be- 
came a line "ballyhoo" wherever 
playing, without making any de- 
cided effort to ballyhoo. 

THEATRE'S BURDEN. 

(Continued from page I.) 

all the way to 50-50. The road house 
owners advance the argument they 
would rather have a picture on a 
Saturday night, the best night of 
the week, as it is more profitable to 
play, instead of a show. The loss 
JJr.turday night means a consequent 
diminishing of the possible gross a 
show can roll up on the road. 

Extra stage hands who were paid 
an average of $1.25 a perft rmance 
on the one-night stands two years 
ago now receive an average of $3. 50 
a show. Extra musicians In the case 
of musical shows have also ad- 
vanced their wages about 70 per 
cent, over those received in 1918- 
15»1D. 

The sve ,a sgs cost of a road Jump 
over the Pantages time is approxl- 
, ma ley $''.00. This means the 15 or 
16 Pantages western houses and 
does n<it Include the Pantages 
affiliated booking! in the south, 
which would make the jump aver 
ase $li. Tiie western average j\un|» 
is figured on the basis of the cost 
of ,i tourist ticket from Windsor, 
Canada, and return, which is I239.&1. 

The average "jump* on the Or- 

pheum circuit is about $12. This 

figure emli*acea an estimate for a 

'tour Of the entire cl <u t. Other- 

wU - i\ may average $-0. A tourist 

ticket from Chicago to the coast 

an<l return R-v>d Tor nine months. 

• ; Tw<> years ago the 

'" ' ■•■• from Chicago to the 

t • ■! !• -i in ii cost $ i J o . The 

'.•<■ . ii •-. • : m : i avel is 

1 .■■.,- , 

Hotel t . ., i ii e pond h.i\ e nd- 

*'•< • i . ' ■'■• i • i rent. :t;..l • • -> 
' - i per cent. 



AGENT SUSPENDED FOR 
INATTENTION TO ACT 



Ralph Farnum Leaves to Visit 
Parents, and Is Complained 
Against by Florence Hackett. 

Ralph Farnum, vaudeville book- 
ing agent connected with the tedw. 
Keller offices has been suspended 
frrm the booking privilege of the 
Ke.th oHIce. 

The suspension occurred Thurs- 
day and followed a complaint egis- 

tered by Florence Hackett with the 
Keith office. The details of the 
complaint were not announced at 
the booking headquarters but it was 
reported the act expressed dissatis- 
faction with the way Farnum 
bandied its affairs. 

Farnum is one of the younger 
agentl and has been connected v.ith 
the Keller office for about a year 
and a half. Previous to that he 
was connected with the Harry 
Weber agency. The other s de of 
the story says that Florence 
Hackett, who is a relative of an- 
other Hackett In some *urn booked 
by the Keller agency, was at the 
58 th Street last week. Farnum left 
tov. n over New V ear's to see his 
parents in Ohio. Farnum wired the 
Keller office not to overlook the 
Hacke.it act at tiie 5Sth Street, and 
a representative of the Keller 
agency sat through tw perform- 
a ices of the Hackett turn, giving It 
the customary attention in other 
ways. Her ruins Farnum was out 
of town, Miss Hackett is said to 
have complained to the Keith office 
of inattention by her agent. 

Farnum accepted the representa- 
tion for Floret.ce Hackett at the re- 
quest of and a3 a favor to the 
Hackett of the other Keller act. 



EVERYBODY PICKIN' 
ON ASTORIA, L. I. 

Town Buried Across Queens- 
boro Bridge Is Stamped. 



Astoria is not Castoria. Astoria 
is a hamlet somewhere on Long Isl- 
and, probably another one of those 
"20 minutes from Tiroes square" 
land schemes. There are two ways 
to reach Astoria, vilhout flying or 
using the Long Island road. One is 
by a ferry somewhere around 99fh 
street and the East River, which 
runs now and then, and the other is 
via the bridge. 

Coming across the bridge, it's al- 
most impossible to get away from 
that part of the town without notic- 
ing Proctor's 58th Street. Across 
the 09th street r»ver route, going 
west, the supposition is that if sn 
Astoria party ever went to any the- 
atre they would wander to 8Cth 
street as the nearest hideaway for 
Astorians. 

On 86th street Loew has a couple 
of theatres, which Loew books. 
Keith's books Proctor's 58th Street. 
Without a community of action or 
conferences and each hooking office 
on Its own. Loew and Keith's have 
declared Astoria opposish. Which 
means in the ways of the booking 

d.er?tanding that. if jhey catch en 
aet playing Astoria {he act will 
catch it if it wants to play either of 
those circuits. 

A couple of "opposition* Incidents 
with Astoria nt the other end have 
CORie up in the Keith office within 
the past week, while the Loew book- 
ing agents have a imp of Long Isl- 
and stitched on the Inside of th Ir 
coat lapel. 



! 

BINCHAMT0N SWITCH HOUSES. 

| . Th« Stone. Ringhamton. N. Y . re 

] laces the Armory in that city Jan. 

J. as a three day i l on the 

American circuit. The 'tone hi* 

played : ■,;:• mate sttra • < hero- 

» tofoi 



AMATEUR NIGHTS 

(Continued from page 1.) 

amateur who overstayed his time 
was bodily yanked off the stags* 
being absent from the array of tor- 
ture instruments utilized by the 
stage crew to harass the "bad" acts. 
Put all the rest of the regulation 
props were there, including the an- 
nouncer, who politely requested the 
audience to applaud with their 
hands only and to kindly omit whis- 
tling — a request listened to politely 
enough, but just as politely Ignored. 

The "show" held an odd dozen 
turns Tuesday night, the first of 
which was Austin and Weeks, man 
and woman, playing duets on man- 
dolin and guitar. They played well 
for amateurs, too well, in fact, to 
suit the crowd, who were out for 
blood. The musical couple got by 
all right, paying no attention to a 
few hoarse whispers of "that's 
enough, bring on a sing-ah," with 
the "ah" long drawn out. Joe 
Brooks, a tall youth arrayed in 
modish Fourteenth street evening 
dress, flannel shirt with black four- 
in-hand tic, was No. 2. Joe started 
to recite something about a prize 
tight, but he had scarcely uttered 
the opening lines when a galleryite 
decided he wouldn't do, and pro- 
ceeded to give the elocutionist a 
lom? and piercing "razzberry." The 
echoes of the solo razx had hardly 
died away before a chorus of 
''razzes" with tenor, bass and a few 
sopranos made a combination of 
sounds that resembled a ten ton 
boiler explosion. 

"Ladies and gents." but that 
was as far as Mr. Brooks got, for the 
audience wits were now limbered 
up and the recitationist was made 
the target for a fusilade of encour- 
aging remarks, such as "Wipe yer 
mout off," "Chuck 'im a rat," "Lay \ 
flown, you bum," snd "Take 'ni off, 
I'm seasick." Joe finally gave it up 
In disgust and retired in favor of 
Parsons, a tumbler, who performed 
several simple handstands and did 
a row of ttip-flaps across the stage, 
quite as cleverly as any professional 
acrobat. Parsons pulled a few re- 
marks from the wits in the loft, but 
the majority opinion prevailed and 
he was extended genuine applause 
at the finish of his act on his merits. 

Jack Gottlieb, fourth, furnished 
one of the big howls of the amateur 
show. Mr. Gottlieb offered two im- 
personations, one of David Warfleld 
In "The Music Master." He was 
made up for the part, too, wig, hat, 
cape coat and mandolin case, the lat- 
ter substituting for Warfield's fiddle 
box. The mob was waiting, appar- 
ently, for the "If you don't want her. 
I want her" line in the "The Music 
Master," for when Mr. Gottlieb 
reached that part of the imitation 
the answer from the audience was 
unanimous, and as If rehearsed the 
whole bunch seemed to yell In 
unison. "We don't want her either." 
Gottlieb essayed a scens from 
Jekyll and Hyde next, but a flock 
of hats dropped from ths flies and 
a concerted attack by the stage 
crew, armed with bladders snd 
stuffed clubs, nipped his Jekyll in 
the bud. 

This was the sort of stuff the 
crowd was looking for and they 
howled with undisguised glee at the 
discomfiture of the impersonator. 
The next number furnished a sur- 
prise, in the person of Billy Wat- 
son, announced as a slngah from 
the "east side. 1 ' Billy, an intelli- 
gent looking youth, had a corking 
tenor voice, untrained but sweet, 
nevertheless. He simply goo led 
em with "Tired of Me" and had to 
take a couple of encores. Billy in- 
cidentally captured* the second 
money prize snd copped besides 
through ths shower of nickels, 
dimes and quarters tossed on the 
stage. There seems to be some eth- 
ical rule against an amateur pick- 
ing up money thrown at him, as an 
usher was assigned to ths duty of 
picking up the thrown coins, which 
after scooping them off the stage 
floor were placed in a shaving cup 
and turned over to ths different 
performers, when they finished their 
"acts." 

I)iil if Wily Watson wai a hit 
Smith and Smith were a panic. 
This was a two-man combination. 
one singing and the other playing 
guitar and harmonizing. The sing- 
er had one of those sympathetic 
tenors, with a grace note interpolat- 
ed in every other line or so. and the 
guitarist was also there with the 
pipes, A request number, "Down 
in the Gas House District." a lo^al 
ballad on the order of "Side Walks 
of New York," the chorus of which 
went something dke "Down in the 
<".as House District where hearts 
are kind and true, where a pal's a 
pal, and you bet your life, hell stick 
lo you through and through," 
brought forth a storm of applause 



WATCHING GENERAL BUSINESS 
THROUGH BOX OFFICE CUTS 



Big Exchange and Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association Against Blue Laws — Small Tabs 
Called n to Economize. 



v 



~*^ 



that must have made the Brooklyn 
Bridge tremble, four miles down- 
town. Smith and Smith got llrst 
prize money and also cleaned up a 
heap of small change, thrown on the 
stage. • 

Mme. Buttermilk, a dancer, pro- 
duced a few laughs and drew sev- 
eral wise cracks white capering 
around the stage in a skirt dance, 
but it was Jimmy Foy that ripped 
the lid otT by trying to recite a race 
track poem. Jimmy used the east 
corner of mouth exclusively for the 
few couplets lie managed to get out 
of his jyst< m before the mob got 
in at Its proper jazzing stride. No 
use. Jh.miy was game, but the rasa 
hounds were too noisy and numer- 
ous for him and he had to <pilt 
While Mr. Foy was oi. a funny 
thing occurred that stood out in the 
pendemonium that was going on. 
Some one tossed a quarter from the 
back of the houi-e, but it fell short 
of the stage and hit a hald headed 
man n the third row a resounding 
whack on the bean. The look of 
surprise on that bald head's face 
could not be duplicated for its ex- 
pressive astonishment by the great- 
cat pantomimist alive. 

An Italian, who played excellent- 
ly on the dulcimer, was accorded 
legitimate applause, that resulted in 
several cueores. Then came an- 
other comedy bit, furnished by 
Clark and Clark, man and woman. 
The young lady started tp6 open- 
ing lines of what was to have been 
a society sket« h. "Ten o'clock and 
Lord Dope not here yet" was the 
cue for her partner, a tramp comic, 
to enter, but just as he did. an in- 
terruption OCCUrred a which took the 
form Of some one loudly shouting 
from the gallery, "Where's the bum. 
anyhow?' 1 That broke up the act. 
and although the team made several 
attempts to proceed the crowd 
yelled them down. Others who ap- 
peared were Al Turner, a clever 
acrobat, who may have been made 
up to represent a stago tramp or 
Just jumped in in his every -day 
clothes; John OFlannigan. a singer 
with a pleasant voiee of the nasal 
tenor variety; Kelly Brothers, who 
captured third prize with accordion 
solos and some wooden shoe step- 
ping as K"<>d as any professional 
ever did; and Young Hartley, a 
strong youth who offered an inter- 
esting turn winch included bending 
heavy spikes with his lingers and 
pulling heavier ones out of a plank 
with his teeth. 

On the whole a first rate comedy 
show, in which the audience plays a 
highly important part and worth an 
hour of any one's time, in search of 
real amusement. Brl\. 



SHOW WITHOUT ZIGGY 



Nsw Pfiformancci on Roof Without 
Producer Present. 



Flo Ziegfeld has set a precedent 
for himself. He left for Palm Beach 
this week. During his absence two 
new shows will be staged on the 
Amsterdam Boot. The newest will 
be a "Nine o'clock Bevue," to go on 
about Feb. 15, at which time the 
present "Midnight Frolic" will vir- 
tually be a new performance. 

Edward Boyce will take care of 
the staging of both productions, lor 
the nine o'clock entertainment, 
Harry Carroll is writing the music, 
with Ballard Macdonald attending 
to the words. 

An announcement sent out this 
week by the Ziegfeld press depart- 
ment mentions the roof has secured 
Xsham Jones' band of Chicago, and 
that there will be dancing or the 
Amsterdam roof from Feb. 15 on- 
ward, between seven and nine, when 
dinner will be served, as well as 
during the course of the two per- 
formances. 

Anna Wheat on will be one oi" the 
new pi inclpal*. 



Ardoll's Jump ttJ Sioux City. 

The, Franklyn Ardell vaudeville 
set, "King Solomon, Jr." parrying 
about li people, has been booked foi 
the Orpheum Circuit. 

It will Open at Sioux City, Jump* 
lng direct frorti N--W VorU i 
..•.«. n m p ' *e ' ^ i li i ' ;■• a*. 



Vaudeville executives are closely 
watching business conditions that 
order downward admission scale 
revisions where it is thought neces- 
sary, and planning publicity de- 
signed as general propaganda to 
keep up Interest in amusements, and 
particularly vaudeville. Fighting 
tho blue law movement is one of 
tho main objectives. 

Another big time house will offer 
a lower scale starting next week, 
Keith's Hamiltoi following the lead 
of Keith's Colonial and the Al- 
ba m bra. The new scale at the 
Hamilton, one of the B. S. Moss 
string taken over by the Keith of- 
fice, will have IS -cent matinees. 
The evening scale provides a liberal 
supply of 60 and 75-tent soats on 
the lower floor, with the front rows 
at |1. Ths new scale applies only 
from Monday to Friday with Satur- 
day and Sunday having the top at 
ll.SS. 

In the Keith office (press depart* 
ment) Monday a three-sheet ap- 
peared, having a Keith top* block. 
In type was quoted "I am a great 
friend of public amusements for 
they keep the people from vice." It 
was signed Samuel Johnson, who 
was famous in English literature, 
and belonged to the early 18th cen- 
t; ry. No one around the Keith of- 
fice took responsibility or credit for 
the poster, but it is supposed to be 
i forerunner to the general pub- 
licity plan airrfed against blue law 
agitation. Not only the Keith Ex- 
change Is back of ths publicity to 
combat the Puritan Sabbath move- 
ment, but the battle will be carried 
on, too, by the Vaudeville Managers' 
Protective Association. 

Another avenue of attacking the 
blue law idea is in the theatres 
themselves. It is in the "Topics of 
the Day," usually shown after in- 
termission. Applause expressing 
sentiment against the puritanical 
Sabbath is general at each per- 
formance. 

lieports from vaudeville producers 
of revues show the producing of 
that type of turn will soon drop to 
the minimum. One office which has 
been producing mostly for the three- 
a-day circuits called in 6 of the 12 
revues sent out this season. Con- 
gestion of time and cutting of sal- 
aries from $100 to f 1 GO was the rea- 
son stated. This producer has a 
bigger type of girl turn that started 
west under a salary arrangement 
of $1,250. lie was informed the turn 
would have to accept $1,000 for 
Chicago. Facing the railroad Jump, 
the turn accepted, but will be 
brought back. The producer Is still 
"in" on the production for about 
$4,000. The other acts called in had 
no routes. There are no reports 
of acts under contract being asked 
to cut. 



QUITS STAGE FOR PEACHES. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 12. 

Norman Thiess while pla.lng ths 
Orpheum here purchase' a 60-acie 
fruit ranch nearby. 

Thiess, who was appearing i.i 
"The Spirit of Mardi Oras" In which 
his wife is the pianist, said he would 
return after his Orpheum tour and 
occupy the property. 



EDWARDS' "PROTEGE NIGHT" 

Ous Edwards will give s protege 
night at the N. V. A. club hou%e 
Sunday evening. A number of his 
former kid players, who hsve made 
names for themselves will appear 
In the show. 

Among them already lifted are 

orviiie rtarroTd. Middle Cantor* !f<-r- 

tnan Timberg, Huby Norton and 
Ceorgie Price. 

BILLY KENT S SKIT. 

William Kent, of musical Comedy, 
featured in several .Broadway nt- 
tractions, Is devising a com 
to propel himself Into vaudj Me, 



n.ce mews "WondYin*" N0 ■ 

A STORY Of TWO EXTftEMtS 
'.i:\< i; SKI. HON American PrlStl l»«.n«. 
(II i; I I i i Z".n.!'.n\. I I* I ».• (Tv.JH. 

BotH Hi>t Mml« It ■ Popular Song. 
Frdurud by 
TEO LEWIS MtKSMEL HIMLFRE. Othfrt. , 
II l». MIK, In.-. 
Pi.blxlirrS — 1'jH Briadway N. Y C. fy 



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VAUDEVILLE 



Friday, January 14, 1921 















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WALTER L MAIN PREPARES 
FOR MUGGiVAN-BALLARD WAR 



Independent Circus, One of Last in Field, Prepares 
to Give Battle to New Small Show Combine — 
ing 60-Foot Cars Instead of 40-Foot. 



ACT'S WEEK'S SALARY 
PAID BY ITS AGENT 



Jack Henry Ordered to Reim- 
burse Bert Wilcox and Co. 



Buyi 



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With the Muggivan-Ballara hold- 
ing most of tho small shows for the 
1921 tour, a road battle Is In pros- 
poet with the Walter Main show. 
The preliminary signs are beginning 
to appear. It Is likely that the Main 
outfit will hook up for a 25-car 
show. 

Such an organisation would be in 
a position to giro battle to several 
of the Muggivan- Ballard concerns, 
and nobody In the circus business 
doubts but that Muggivan will of- 
fer a fight to Main (or rather An- 
drew Downie. the present manager 
of the Main show). 

Muggivan & Ballard have bought 
In the Centry show and the Yankee 
Robinson outfit. They do not want 
an expensive fight on their hands 
with the Rlnglings and so their op- 
position will likely seek an op- 
ponent among the les~er attractions, 
of which the Walter Main show | 
represents practically the last sur- 
vivor. 

The Main general manager was 
about New York this week offering 
for salo a number of 40-foot cars, 
ami it is the intention to replace 
these with Go-footers. A 60-foot car 
can be handled as easily and as 
cheaply as a 40 and the idea is to 
provido for the greatest possible 
carrying capacity with the fewest 
cars, the general purpc^j being to 
put the biggest possible show on 
the rails. 

H. B. Gentry will again be the 
Sells-Floto general manager. One 
of the contracts Muggivan & Bal- 
lard took over with the Sells-Floto 
properly was a three-year arrange- 
ment with the Hanneford Family, 
having two more years to run. 
Whether or no! the act will ' e 
played this year is a matter of 
speculation among circus people. 
Muggivan & Ballard will seek their 
utmost to keep down their costs as 
much as possible, and t'ae Hanne- 
ford contract involves about 11.000 a 
week. It is likely the Hannefords 
themselves will seek to learn Just 
what sort of a show they are to take 
part in before they decide. 



BATTLER IN ACT 
MISSES THE GARDEN 



Con Tells Chick How Much 
Mrs. Cuth Knows. 



An order in the Keith office for 
Jack Henry, the agent, to pay n | n 
act. Bert Wilcox and Co., $550. the 
amount of the act's weekly salary, 
as set for the date in question, was 
responded tc by Henry, after on in- 



POSED AS REPRESENTATIVE 

Warren Chapin Under Arrest at 
Malone, N. Y. 



Malone, N. Y. Jan. 12. 

Warren Chapin, so-called, posing 
as the architect of the Pantages 
Theatrical Company, Ltd., of To- 
ronto, la in the toils here for further 
examination, as the result of the 
complaint lodged by District Attor- 
ney E. C. Lawrence. 

Chapin for over a week cut quite 
a figure in this city. He claimed 
his company was ready to purchase 



i the Smith House property as a site 
quiry Into the matter by the K<ilh . for a theatre, upon his persona'.' 

D eople - i recommendation. He had, prior to 



The story of the occurrence says ! hlg det ention. called upon several 



SELLS-FLOTO CORP. 

New Owners Have $400,000 Colo 
rado Incorporation. 



Denver, Jan. 12. 

Articles of incorporation for' the 
Sella -Floto circus were tiled with 
the secretary of state by Jerry 
Muggivan, Bert Bowers and C. EL 
Redmond. Muggivan and Bowers 
recently purchased the big show 
from the owners of the Deliver I'ost. 

The capital stock is given as 
$400.000— with shares of $100 each. 
The firm intends to purchase the 
interest of trie American Amuse- 
ment Co.. the Sells-Floto Amuse- 
ment Co. and the Champion Shows 
Co., and to engage in what Is "com- 
monly known as the circus busi- 
ness." 

Muggivan, Bowers and Terry Mc- 
Cart are named as the directors for 
the first year. The principal offices 
of the circus company will be in 
Denver. 



OFFER FOR BALL00NISTS. 

Tex Riekurd has despatched Louis 
Margolies to Toronto to meet the 
returning aviator Lwilloonists, depu- 
tizing Margolies to sign the trio up 
for an appearance at Madison 
Square Garden during the week of 
tfa*> Sportsman Show. Jan. C3-i'.:i>. r,. 

Margolies, who is assisting Rick- 
ard in the production of the big 
■porting program, left New York 
for Toronto Tuesday. 



KEITH ENDS AT M. 0. H. 



Next Sunday (Jan. It] marks the 
conclusion of the Keith Sunday 
night vaudeville shows at the Man- 
hattan opera house for the present. 
The Chicago opera company goes 
into the Manhattan for six weeks, 
Jan. 24, and the operatic organi7a- 
tion desires the house for its own 
concerts Sundays during its ten- 
ancy. 

Whether the Keith Sunday shows 
will go into the Manhattan follow- 
ing the Chicago opera company's 
run ha* not been decided as yet. 



Coeksockie, Jan. ::. 
Dear Chick: 

Can -you beat the breaks I get. 
here they are gettin' the big sugar 
in New York throwin* punches at 
ono anotler down in the Garden 
while I'm burled in the slicks totin 
around one of the b^st little battlers 
that ever surrounded five square 
meals a day. 

The other night I started the kid 
again and believe me he can take 
It. He's a better catcher than Ray 
Sehalk and his judgment of distance 
is better than a surveyor. Nothin* 
gets past him. He caught enough 
right and left hooks on his pan to 
kill two middleweight* and in the 
last live rounds he had the other 
sap folded up like a step ladder 
from body punches. 

Ami What a tough muzzier he is. 
You know we got him playin' a 
waiter in the aet and his chest is 
all scarred up frum wearin' a stiff 
shirt. I'm goin' to have some lin- 
oleum underwear made fer him so 
he'll foel at home on the street. 

I am goin' to try and stick him 
in the deaf and dumb racket, lie 
ought to be the dub in pictures 
lie could play leads in those travel- 
ogues for his profile looks like a 
elose up of tie* Blue Ridge Moun- 
tains of Virginia. 

It keeps me busy keepin' him and 
Cuthbert split out. for his wife ta 
always steamin' up. 1 will never 
recover from a crack that dame 
made the other night in the hotel. 

A lot of the acts was sittin' 
around punehin' the bag and lyin' 
about how they killed them here and 
there when they goi cheekin' up on 
who each one knew and who tin y 
didn't know, etc. 

Mrs. Cuth didn't know what it 
was all about but she wasn't goin' 
to let any of them grease paint 
manipulator! have anything on her 
so when one of the girls in the 
party ask«(l her if she knew Alice 
Lloyd, she said, "Sure, she's a sis- 
ter of celluloid." 

Then BOOM one said, "Are you a 
non-professional, Mrs. Cuthbert?" 
and sh-' says, "I wus, but 1 took 
the cure." 

Last week .<ome weak minded 
dame who was look in' for laughs 
told her she was n ringer for Do- 
rothy (Jlsh, and now she has a yen 
to go into pictures. If she looks 
like Dorothy I'm a twin of Ben 
Bhafer. 

Cuthbert keeps r essin' her all the 
time, so I suppose that she will 
have him lookin* up the time tables 
und getting transportation rates to 
Los Angeles. 

I'm not worryin' for the baseball 
season isn't so far away and when 
all I will have to do is sit on my 
bench and tell them apple knockers 
which ball to hit at 

In the meantime we keep foolin' 
them in this racket and surround 
the hot meat three times daily 
which is all jou can expect nowa- 
days. 

This week the mgr. had a disap- 
pointment to fill end called, the 

bookm' olIi«-». long distance uskin" 
for a 'Tick" act as that was the 
kind that fell out. and they liked 
the spades out this way. 

They sent him a troupe of trained 
pigS, the guy on the Other end of 
the phone misundcrstahdih' his dia- 

het. 



that Henry asserted he had not 
booked the act, but advised the turn 
it was to be "submitted." and the 
act is reported to have agreed with 
its agent in this. The Keith in- 
vestigators, however, determined 
that Henry had conveyed to the 
turn a booking, through the phrase, 
and the salary award was made 
upon that ground. 

Just how the Keith people heard 
of the matter, according to the tes- 
timony, from the story, has not 
come out. The Wilcox act was 
playing the 58th St.. "to show." 



contractors in regard to theatre 
construction. 

The man, it Is said, has spread 
other stories in the city. His as- 
sertion that he was a prominent 
member of the Knights of Columbus 
Council in New York City was 
promptly disproved through local 
investigation. 

Upon his first debut in Malone. 
Chapin was without funds and out 
of work. He worked for a brief 
time at a Job secured ^r him and 
then blossomed out as the theatrical 



ASCHER BROS.' PALACE 
OPENS IN PEORIA 



« corporation representative. 
Henry as the agent is said to have i 

££ ^'rpeoprUo °Z* ot ,Z watching Sunday shows 

it at the 58th St., for submission I 

as a possibility at the Maryland. ( Keith Office Extends Stand Against 

Baltimore, for next week (Jan. 17). Non- Booked Houses. 
While the tine of a week's salary t 



paid by Henry in for next week, 
with the chances if the Wilcox 
turn then plays its salary will be 
an offset on the amount given it by 
its agent, it is reported that through 
the Wilcox act playin in an Astoria 
(L. I) theatre, not booked by the 
Keith office, that is held against it 
pending an explanation before Wil- 
cox is to be given further K« ith 
time. 



LABOR PERMIT REQUIRED 

The British Counsel has again 
had occasion to inform vaudeville 
artists who contemplate engage- 
ments that the Labor Permit is of 
as much importance as the con- 
tracts.. 

International agents and others 
who book acts in England arc ne- 
glectful of this requirement. As a 
result ariists despite a property 



The Keith office this week extend- 
ed its stand against acts playing in 
Sunday concerts in New York, to in- 
clude other houses than those 
played by the Shuberts that day, 
when the Sunday shows are not 
booked by Keith's. 

The Keith move was reported to 
ho directed against Frank Kays 
Sunday concerto at the Cort. It is 
said a big time act appeared at 
Kay's concert last Sunday, with one 
of the turn wearing a mustache as 
a disguise. Following that appear- 
ance, although no action as far as 
known was taken against the turn, 

the Keith office issued a warning to 

ether acts. 

Tito Fay concerts have been given 
tn the Bohemian manner of per- 
formance, a* ts in the audience 
ailed upon the Stage. The Kay 
show is : aid to be a pleasing one 
for the Sabbath and has been grad- 
ually elevating i:s Sunday business 



Event Made Local Half-Holi- 
day—Vaudeville and Films. 

Peoria, 111., Jan. 12. 
Ascher Brothers, the west's new 
vaudeville managers, made a holi- 
day for this city on the opening of 
their new Palace. The business; 
liouscs declared a half holiday with 
an evening paper issuing an extra 
with four special pages devoted to 
a biography of the Ascher Brothers' 
growth, one of the features was a 
half page ad by the competing pic- 
ture house, directly across the street 
from the new theatre, welcoming 
its competitor. 

Tho Palace, said to be one of tho 
most artistic theatres built In tho 
last live years, is furnished in blue 
and gold. It seats 2.000, 1.200 on 
the main floor and 800 in the bal- 
cony. Fifty cents all over tho 
house. Charles Menzing is mana- 
ger. Jimmy ONcil, manager of the 
local Pantages office, fas booking 
manager, with Harry Beaumont, 
general manager of this and all 
Other Ascher Brothers' theatres in 
Chicago. 

The Palace's opening bill was 
composed of "Tho Branding Iron" 
film with five acts; Hector and 
Pal; Frisch, Rector and Toolin: 
"Syncopation in Toyland," Britt 
Wood, and "Dance Creations" Syl- 
ueater Sehaeffer was underlined as 
t lie next headline. 

Tho policy of a feature picture 
witji five acts of vaudeville is go- 
ing to prove real competition for tho 
other vaudeville and picture houses. 

The next Ascher house with this 
same policy is announced for Rock- 
ford. 111., with the Roosevelt now 
being built In Chicago, and only a 
half block from the State-Lake, to 
follow. 



CIRCUS RIDER LOSES 
$150,150 R. R. SUIT 



vised passport will be unable to land r leag0g |||t hmjse w||||# appear . 
in England unless holding the necea- mg Uu . re w ., ]im <lam Jems .. for a 



■=ary Labor Permit. 



BERT LEVY AGAIN AN ACT. 

After four years Bert Levy, the 

artist, is returning as an act to 
vaudeville. He will open at Keith's, 
Providence, Jan. 31. 

While away from the two-a-day 
Mr. Levy spent two and one-half 
years at the New York Hippodrome, 
together with a long spell in Eng- 
land. He will play vaudeville over 
here until April, when the artist is 
scheduled for another trip abroad. 



series of Sunday shows, either 10 
or 20 Sundays. 



MAX HART BUYS IN. 

With the reconstruction of "Jim 
Jam Jems,'" which started Monday, 
Max Hart, erstwhile big time vaude- 
ville agent, is interested. 

Hart purchased a 25 per cent. 
interest in the show. aft<-r it had 
been bought from John Cort by Al 
Jones and Arthur Pearson. 

The piece is to commence a road 
t'l-ir. 



Olve my regards to the regulars 
and behave. 

lour old p< w mate, 

' on. 




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Acts in Lafayette. 

The Lafayette, at L"2d street and 
Seventh avenue, in the heart of the 
Harlem Black Belt, has once again 
switched policy. Beginning next 
week will play a mixed vaudeville 
hill of six acts, throe colored. 






CLARA BARRY 



SUPPORTED DY 

ORVILLE WHITLEDGE 

Miss Barry ;•* one of the daughters of the late BILIJE BARRY and is 
now appearing in a new and novel act entitled 

•'JUST FOR A FEW MOMENTS'' 

Best Regards from "Chickic" Direction TH08. FitzPATRICK 



Court Held Show's Agreement 
with Rcaa Barred Recovery 

Toledo, Jan. 12. 
Mrs. Hettle McCree, former circus 
rider, who sued for $150,150 for in- 
juries sustained June 21, 1918. at 
Ivanboe, ind. when the Hageobeck- 
Wallace circus train was rammed 
by a Michigan Central railroad fly- 
er, and Mrs. McCrec's back was 
broken, lost her suit it. Federal 
Court here a few days ago. 

The court held that Mrs. McCree 
lost her right to hold the railroad 
company when she signed an agree- 
ment with the circus company ab- 
solving her employers from blame 
in case of accident, as the circus 
company had signed a similar 
agreement with the railroad com- 
pany. He commented at length on 
the plaintiffs claim that tho con- 
tract was void because of publio 
policy and cited numerous decisions. 

Mrs. McCree. with her husband, 
Ui<> McCree, were luueback riders 
with the Hagcnbeck and Wallace 
circus. While the section of the 
circus train in which they were rid- 
ing stopped at Ivanhoc, six miles 
east of (Jary, Ind., because of a hot 
box, a train of empty Pullmans on 
the Michigan Central crashed full 
speed into their section, killing more 
tlian a score and injuring many. 

Mrs. M( -Croc's back was breken 
and her husband suffered a broken 
foot. Neither has been able to re- 
turn to Circus life and Mrs. McCree 
is an invalid for life. 

It Is asserted the circus company 
signed a contract with the railroad 
absolving the railroad company 
from damages in case of an Sect* 
dent. The plaintiffs say that the 
contract so signed dealt with negli- 
gence on the part of the trainmen 
connected with the circus tram and 
that in as much as the negligence 
causing the wreck was duo to rail- 
road employes not connected with 
the chrcui train, the contract did 
not cover the point in question. 

Mrs. McCree was brought into tho 
court room in a wheel chair. 



June Elvidqc on Orphoom Time. 

New Orleans. Jan. 12. 
The Orpheum Circuit ». boo ed 
June Klvidge with h^r sketch, "' 
I tl Qaser." It opens here next 

v>»< k, , 

•a ESlvidge is from pictures, 
J lately playing for a short while :i 
speaking stage role in a musical 
comedy In the east. 



Friday, January 14, 1921 



VAUDfcVlLLJfc 




INSIDE STUFF 

ON VAUDEVILLE. 

The disbursing of a Christmas Fund In the Keith office Just bcfoi\ the 
holiday 18 said to have been brought about through the attention of ihe 
office being attracted to weekly checks sent In to the various booker by 
tho outside houses they book. The outside houses nre not on the Keith 
direct circuit. Nothing Irregular about the weekly check payments and 
no secret. Everyone knew of it, but when one of the booking men left 
the staff, the checks for his account accumulated. They previously had 
been cashed weekly. The Keith auditing department Ik said to have 
finally asked the heads of the office what to do with the checks. Then it 
was decided that thereafter tho cheeks would be *>ooled and distributed 
each Christmas to the booking men of t e office who had given their b«'st 
service during the year. 

This is reported to have led to the gre Jter distribution decided upon 
by K. F. Albee, with Mr. Albeo making a personal contribution that 
fund. In this connection the will of the late A. Paul Keith enters. The 
marvel of the vaudeville world has been the Paul Keith will. That It 
had been hastily drawn was evident upon the surface at tho time, so evi- 
dent many believed the late junior Keith signed his will merely as a tem- 
porary safeguard, with no thought it would eventually bo his last will 
and te: nt. Keith's sudden death made It that, however, and then 

th • lUUrti with which the will must have been drawn and signed came 
out — no provision had been made for the residue of the Keith estate. Re- 
quests were made and the major portion of the estate bequeathed, but 
the odds and ends of so large a property as Mr. Keith left were unsettled. 

Among the odds and ends", it is said, were several shares of one kind 
or another in many theatres Mr. Keith was interested In with Mr Albee. 
When the executors of the Keith will were straightening out the estate 
Mr. Albee is reported to have requested that they have those interests ap- 
praised, and he purchased them at the appraisal price. The income from 
the Keith interests Mr. Albee has donated, according to the story, to the 
Keith office distribution funds as a permanency. 



Joe ;:. Brown, featured in "Jim Jam Jems," originated the trmapoline bit 
which he us« s for a jump into the orchestra pit and equally rapid return 
to the stage. The bit is also done by Fred Stone In "Tip Top." Some 
rime ago Stone wrote Brown asking for the privilege of using the trampo- 
lin idea which he adapted for a hay-wagon stunt, lirown assented, hav- 
ing no idea he would secure a New York engagement himself. When 
Brown opened here in "Jim Jam Jems" it was patent the orchestra Jump 
was present in both shows, and Brown, in advising Stone it was •all right, 
suggested that he (Brown) be given credit on tho program. This was 
done, the Globe program stating the bit is used by "permission of Joe 
Brown of 'Jim Jam Jems.' " 



Quito a muddle ha» been kicked up in sporting clrclea In England 
through the action of Sam Mayo, the music hall singing-comedian. The 
English papers have paid scant attention to the matter. It seems Ma/o 
dug up an English law, over 800 years old, which says that race track 
bitting to be valid nv>st be settled for In cash while the parties to a 
wager are on the grounds. 

I has been the custom in England for the bettors to settle with the 
bo^ks the same as over here, the following day or so by check, either 
before or after receiving an account, with the books also paying in the 
same .anner. 

Mayo is reported to have started suit against certain bookmakers to 
recover, on the ground of Illegal payment. Another action is said to have 
been commenced by Harry Burns, once a London agent, who alleged sim- 
ilar grounds to Mayo's. 

There Is much discussion within the Inner circles of the English 
sporting fraternity on the outcome of the Mayo case. It Is believed over 
thcro if Mayo successfully prosecutes his action and ultimately recovers, 
thousands, of actions against books by bettors will be brought. 

: he question of sportsmanship doesn't appear to enter Into the subject. 
It's tho loop-hole, 300 years old, that Is being used. The equity of the 
matter sounds foolish .at first thought, but a law Is a law, and more so 
In England, perhaps, than elsewhere. 

Mayo is known on this side In vaudeville through the many Imitations 
of him g'.ven by American artists after returning from abroad. Some 
have been announced and some have not. Burns at one time reported as 
having made heavy winnings on the English race tracks. Ho is said 
to have brought suit, however, for an aggregate of 10,000 pounds. 



There Is a story of a small time agent called into the office of a big 
time manager. During their talk the manager Is said to have asked the 
small time agent how many acts he had under contract. "Orer 100," re- 
plied the agent, "and 23 of them are now on your time." 

An agent In the Putnam Building booked a trio for both halves last 
week and sent them Into a Sunday concert which gave the turn $100 
•xtra. The act's total salary was around $500 for the week. Monday one 
of the players called to pay commission. Ho didn't come across with 
anything for the concert. Asked why, he answered, "Oh, that was $100 
net." The agent burned up, and when he heard the act had worked In a 
second concert for Sunday ho was ready to chew nails. 



Tho attitude of the Orpheum Circuit of late, In Its booking relations 
with tho Keith Circuit. Is drawing some Internal vaudeville comment. 
Both circuits book on the same floor In the Palace theatre bulding. New 
York. Notwithstanding that of recent weeks, the Keith office has sus- 
pended several agents from tho Keith booking floor privilege, the Orpheura 
bookers on the other side of the building have continued to accept acts 
from the Keith-suspended agents. In ono instance where the Keith office 
refused to re-engage an act, tho act shortly after was given an Orpheum 
Circuit route. 

While these might be termed minor items by the unknowing, they hare 
a curious aspect, in view of past similar relations, and tho recent re- 
organization of the Orpheum Circuit, the present crowded condition of 
vaudeville in the west, and the reported entrance of big time opposition. 

Tho Orpheum appears to have developed, or Is developing — an inde- 
pendent line of action that la the reverse of Its former stand on matters 
the Keith office has been wont to lead In. 

It may be merely "coincident," but It has made talk. 

Ethel Davis, who opined in the "Pausing Show of 1021" last week, has 
been placed under contract. by the Shuberts for five years. Miss Davis 
was formerly of Ethel Davis and Fred Birh, and played in midwest 
vaudeville for a couple of years, following that with a small time route 
in the east. 

Blanch Merrill discovered Miss Davis at Proctor's. Yonkers, N. Y.. and 
arranged « Sunday night try-ottt for her at the Central This was fol- 
low- d by a hurry call for the "passing show'' in New Haven. 

Fred Rich Will devote his time to song writing and connect with one 
of the publishing houses in New York. 

S»an Stanley, now in Arizona regaining his health, is said to have 
oddly received an injury sometime ago. that started him to the doctors. 
Stanley is an acrobat. For a long while he did a talking turn in con- 
junction with a bounding mat. Of recent seasons Stanley discarded the 
mat. Working up a talking turn only. 

W hi 1 " appeasing in a middle- west theatre, an acrobatic troupo on the 



same bill was minus one of Its members. Stanley volunteered for wOfk, 
Baying once an acrobat always an acrobat. But during the formations, 
as the act worked with Stanley substituting in it. Stanley was not quick 
enottgh in moving out of position. One of (lie fliers is said to have struck 
Stanley in the chest with his feet. At the time Stanley thought nothing 
<»f it, laughing at his stahness. but later the injury troubled him. and is 
responsible for his rest now in Arizona. 



be given an opportunity to prove he was an artist. As proof of his quali- 
fications the writer stated he had read Variety for six years and was a 
lay member of the N. V. A. 



The new Keith theatre in Cincinnati appears to be exciting some of the 
unknowing through the Cincinnati papers, in publishing those Interested, 
mention, besides the Keith group, Joseph Khinock, also Bonjamltl lieid- 
ingofeld, the attorney of that city, who represents several theatrical 
people. As Congressman Khinock is associated with the Shuberts, the 
query Is Why, with the Shuberts talking about another vaudeville circuit. 
Is Khinock. their ally, linked up with Keith's? 

It's ..n old story that goes back to the days of the late Max C. Anderson, 
and when the Keith people took over the lu>oklngs for t he Cincinnati. 
Indianapolis and Bou'isvillo houses. The Khinock crowd was "Interested 
then, and has held its interest. That Is carried forward probably to the 
new building, Keith's, and means nothing other than In a business way. 



, Jf you, can. picture chairs; tables, »>• <n, and o£her household p. -.rapher- 
nalla moving about a room minus any human or mechanical assistance, 
you possess a mental photograph of what has taken place n a little 
province In Bavaria, wh re Marie Paetsh, a nine-year-old girl, abides. 

it Is said the moving of the furniture occurs whenever tho youngster 
enters the house. It does not only happen at night, but when the sun Is 
out as well. A physician In Dietrlchshelm heard, and then -en* to see 
the demonstration. He became so impressed he called for four scientists, 
who in turn witnessed what happened when tho little miss was in a 
room. 

If the obstacle moving exhibition is on the level (over here It would 
be cal-ed a "manifestation" or spiritualism). Marie Paetsh is a possi- 
bility for vaudeville over here. An agent has already cabled to Switzer- 
land inquiring into the matter, with the ultimate aim the presentation of 
the supernatural upon the stage in this country. At present the Paetsh 
family Is receiving no material gain from the publicity of tho daughter 
and are of the lower class in their country. 



Frank Tinney fell for a would-be bootlegger last week and was prop- 
erly nicked. The comedian thought he saw an easy chance to pick up 
soine "bottlcd-in-bond" Bourbon at $!0 per case. He told the 'salesman" 
he wanted about $900 worth. Tho prune juice agent made a return 
call, saying ho would have to have about $700 in cash to get the "goods." 
Tinney made an order on the box office, but all that was available at the 
time at the Selwyn was about $200. The slick person said he would try 
to get that much worth, anyhow. He hasn't since been seen. 



A turn playing the Palace this week was made an offer to plant 
"friends" at Monday's matinee to insure the act getting over. There has 
been suspicion for a long time the claque scheme was worked by scattered 
turns when opening at the Palace with the applause planted for both 
Monday performances. In this case the offer called for a payment of $10, 
ligured entirely too cheap to be effective. The act refused the proposi- 
tion, which came from an individual Inhabiting the 47th street and Sev- 
enth avenue corner. 



SIMMONS BOOKING SEVEN 

Alhambra, Colonial snd Hsmilton 
Added. 



Dan Simmons, of the Keith office, 
is booking the Keith's Alhambra, 
Colonial and Hamilton theatres, 
formerly handled by I. R. Samuels, 
who Is convalescing from a recent 
severe illness. 

These houses, coupled with th<* 
Coliseum, Jefferson, Regent and 
Broadway, give Simmons seven 
weeks In New York City. 

Leo Morrison, formerly assistant 
to Samuels, is assisting Simmons 
in the booking of the first throe 
houses mentioned. 



TO LOWER SCALE. 



Drop in Prices Expected at Conces- 
sion to Public's Attitude. 



It is expected a price reduction 
will be inaugurated at B, K. Keith's 
Hal ilton, 14."ith sheet and Broad- 
way, within the next three weeks. 
The Hamilton lias been playing a 
big lime policy since the 15. S. Moss 
theatres enllsh d under the Keith 
banner. Business picked up im- 
mediately with the two-a-day 
vaudeville and picture entertain- 
ment at a dollar top at night. 

The reason f*r ihe cut is that the 
public i-i anticipating a drop from 
the ti.p. in line with general busi- 
ness in other field**. 




The Keith office received a letter the other day, asking that the writer 



WALTER 



ETHEL 



WARD and DOOLEY 

TOURING ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 

NOT A FEATURED ACT, but In many respects the best on the bill, 
was -What We Can Do," presented by WALTER WARD and ETHEL 
DOOLEY. Both the man and the maid nre experts with the rope, and 
WAIH), while performing feats Illustrative of hLs prowess as a cowboy, 
intersperses; droll comments that are genuinely amusing. MISS DOOBKY 
contributes graceful bicycle riding to the act, and with her partner the 
sing I and dances pleasingly.— SEATTLE I\ I. 

MORRIS & FEIL, Eastern Representatives. 

CHA8. C. CROWL, Western Representative. 



"SETTING SALARY" 
NEW FOR THIS SEASON 



Acts Often Play Several Weeks 
Before Salary Is Decided. 



The newest thing In vaudeville 
this fceason. as far as the booking 
Office, of ins Kelh circuit is con- 
cerned, has been the "setting of sal- 
ary." 

Acts have gone through the!r try- 

ojit aim!, bztfikrin period jm*4 llMfn 

played regu'ar big time houses be- 
fore the standard salary to be paid 
was agreed upon between the book- 
ing office and the act. Perhaps the 
Corlnne Tilton Revue had the 
longest term of playing (18 weeks) 
before securing a set salary. 

The customary way has been for 
the act to receive, after i** salary is 
set, the difference In amount paid it 
by each house played, up to the 
amount set. The houses playing the 
turn without a set salary pay it a 
fixed amount, usually enough to 
take up the running expenses of 
the turn. 

Several Instances of long terms 
without regular salary have been 
reported, the nearest to TUton's be- 
ing one of 11 weeks. 

While the price of a big time act, 
new, is ordinarily set at the Palace, 
New York, for the east, acts have 
gone into that house, remalnlnj two 
or three weeks, and leaving without 
the salary agreed upon. 



SITE OFFEBED KEITH'S 

Columbus, Jan. IS. 

The American Insurance Union 
has secured a lease for 99 years on 
the Outlook and Spalr buildings on 
East Proad street. The Union la 
reported having offered its lease to 
the Keith people. 

Some years ago Keith's Is said 
to have been after the same site 
but tenants placed prohibitive fig- 
ures upon their leaseholds, blocking 
the deal. 



KEMP BOOKING ALBANY 

Harold Kemp of the Keith office 
popular price department, will book 
Proctor's, Albany, after Jan. 17, 
when the house reverts to a split 
week policy. 

The Albany house will split with 
Troy, also handled by Kemp, who 
succeeded to the books formerly 
handled by Arthur Piondell when 
the latter took over the bookings 
of the Keith middle-western time. 



i 



HOWARD McCOY ENGAGED. 

New Orleans, Jan. 12. 

The engagement of Howard Mc- 
Coy to wed Gertrudo Lassiter, non- 
professional, of Vicksburg. Miss., 
has been announced. Tho wedding 
date is June 3. 

Mr. afdCoy Is manager of the local 

Palace. 



AMUSEMENT STOCKS WAVER. 

(Continued from page 3.) 
or surplus $100,000 on Jan. 1 each 
yean an a sinking fund to redeem the 
obligation. 

Tho not^s are redeemable on 30 
days' notice at 105 if presented be- 
fore Jan. 1, 1922, and on a sliding 
scale- downward thereafter. This 
provision presumably is m.ido to 
take advantage of lower money 
rates which are inevitable within a 
few years. 

TV> nummary of transaction! J.muary 5 
to 12 inclunive are aa follow*: 

8TOCK EXCHANGE. 

Thursday— Salcn. Ifljjh. Low. Last. <"hg. 

K;on. IMay-L.. i>oo 51% r><> 51% \\> m 

Do. |>f 100 77 77 77 —1 

LoSW, Inc 5700 IK 15% IT 7 ; M% 

Orptoum 1700 27>4 20 27% t i fa 

Friday— 

Fain. l*lay-L..10OO 52 51*1 r.t'fc ! '/, 

Do. pf 100 77 77 77 .. 

J .now. Inc 6MH) 18 17 17 ' i — % 

Orpheum 1KOO 28',4 27',; 28 

Ronton sold 825 Orpb'um at 27 '-, - :.'*',; 
Chicago noid 800 Orpheum at 27 ', . ii _' v 

Kuturday — 

rum. IMay-L..80O0 52 63% f2 I % 

Do. pf 1200 80 7N 80 +J 

toew, inc 30U0 18 17% I Mi j >, 

Ondicum 100 27 r> ; 27'. 2f% — % 

MonMay — 

fatn. I'Uy-i. .Ti. r .no 55 r,i% mi-. 

Do. pf 1500 K2 HO *_» " 4 2 

T.ocw, Inc 1IO0 18 17% 17*, i % 

Orpin urn aoo 27'fr 27% 27% i- ', 

Tuesday— 

Fam. i'iuy-L. .4700 r,r, r.n r, - u 

l>o. pf 10OO Hl'it S<» * I . — 1', 

I.oew. Inc 2200 18'; 17-; i; N — i- 

Orph<um 800 28 27% 28 '• '„ 

I to* ton sold 875 Orpheum at 27%ft28',«; 
Chicago Hold 3.t:» Orpheum at 28<|28 . 

WlsliK-Md.ty— 

Fam. F!ay-L.. 800 54 52 ' 13% — ji 

Do. pf 200 80',4 80 10%.. 

faew, Inc 2IOO 17% 17 3 i 17'- — '4 

Orphean loo 27% 27% 27% — % 

THE CURB. 

Thursday - F;«>n. Ilitfh. Low. Last. rM >g. 
Triangle 1000 ,', ,' f ,', -- ,% 

Friday -~ 
TnnnKl.' 800 ,V % \* ■ • 

Kuturday— 
No Male* rvi'oi :rj. 

M nlay— 
Trlangta 200 x \ ^ t T , .. 

Wf It ! iy - 

No aaica reported 







Friday; JatiUdry 14; 1921 



■ »' * • ■ 



FRILLS AND FASHIONS 



By ALICE M^C 

It Ll very seldom that ore finds two arts on the same bill with voices 
very similar, but it happened at the American tola week Hirst half), Both 
possess a double-range voice, Rom Valda, who has the highest range of 

tlie two. and Miss Arnold ^Antony and Arnold) whose high notes were 
ire .y clear. 

Miss Valda, with her dark hair, looked becoming In a while velvet 
Cloak, with its collar and eulTs of white lux fur, and fastened at the side 
With a tsssel. 

The Five Musical Muds wore evening dresses. The saxophone player 
had a pink taffeta, with pulfngs at the sides and a laee foundation show- 
ii Ig ' iit i he bottom. 

The woman of Morrcl and I.e Mare was phasing in an evening gown 
ef oale bine chiffon, with rows of laee at (be side. Midnight blue ■equina 
formed the bodice and panel, back and front. 

Miss Hives (Rives and Arnold) wore a frock of coffee shad, flowered 
chiffon. It Inclined to give her a somewhat dowdy appearance. 



Joe Hurtig must have spent quite a sum in the producing of the num- 
ber, "My Lady of the Lamp," in "The Hoc al Maids" at the Columbia this 
week. Sung by Ralph Boekaway it has the show girls appearing in 
beautiful costume.- representing different style?, in lamp shad* s. 

Misses Blake and O Donnell wore dresses alike all through the show- 
but of different colors. Especially pretty were their frocks .i« the open- 
ing of the second act. short kniekeis of pale grtX n. with silver ft age form- 
ing the edge, while the material stood out at each side for pockets. Blue 
streamers hung from the waist with tiny roses on each end. 

Helen Spencer had some attractive clothes. Two gowns were striking. 
They did not take much material, just enough to keep Miss Spencer from 
catching cold, and a« she showed a shapely figure, that was enoi.gb. 

Miss AVilson. who seemed to be suffering from a Cold, wore more atately 
gowns. Her first was of blue, brocaded in silver, draped to the figure, 
ending into a train at ^he side. Tale blue chiffon fell in graceful folds 
over one shoulder, while at the other tide silver cloth with iridescent 
sequins and silver fringe hung. In cas. one train wasn't enough, another 
one was added of silver cloth trimmed with While fox fur. 

The chorus made dashing figures in tunics of black velvet. wWch bad 
frills of white and black satin bunched out at each Bide, with patent 
bather belts encircling the waist. High were the hats of velvet Wttn 

feathers at the side. 

In the second act George Niblo and Ralph Rockaway have a scene with 
what is supposed to be a Fr< neh girl, who became quite thrilled at a re- 
mark passed by Rockaway to her and keep, on kis sing him. I his oaU:ed 
some excitement in the audience. One man. unable tP jontro Mnmeelf. 
threw his overcoat and hat over the balcony, it nearly stopped the show. 

At the Talacc this week. "On Fifth Avenue" has the j^U-j^ 
production. Tor the scene at Huylcrs the girls wore simple satin frocks. 
m : th cirdles of colored ribbort. 

Margaret Young in her becoming gown of gold cloth was a UxvrU*. 
Tl,r gown was simple in Style, the only trimming being panels of dull 
• old it each side, which was frilled at the hips. 

^ v/gy Pa ker B U«ell and Barker) makes a farming widow n her 
f ul black taffeta frock with its perforated flowers, through which showed 
Lately Uhdlriwrt of white satin with the acal'oped hem edged with 
pYuk Whfl Mr. Buzsell sings. Miss Barker makes a change from the 
W ^Jrnno widow to a regular vamp costume of jade green sat.n made to 
the knee, with the bodice of silver and m^.haded *•*«»]* 




FORUM. 

rCew York, Jan. t. 
Editor Variety: — 

Read Con's criticism of "Girls De 
Looks" at the Columbia and of 
which show I have the honor and 
pleasure of being a memb< r. I, 
therefore feel it my duty (having 
put on the show) to say that Con s» 
information is not 100 per cent. 

To begin with, "Bankers and 
Brokers*' w as never played by Ward 
and Vokes. He probably was 
thinking of "A Run on .the Bank." 
Aaron Hoffman wrote "Bankers and 
Brokers'* and B. B, Forrester first 
produced it with York and Adams. 
The next to play it were no sell and 
my partner. Will II. Cohen, 14 years 
ago. When we reproduced it this 
season we found it was entirely 10 
old fashioned for present day en- 
tertainment, so Barney Gerard and 
myself rewrote and brought it up 
to present requirements. 

In mentioning my monolog. Con 
states: "The program credits Wat- 
son and Aaron Hoffman with au- 
thorship of material and it was not 
hard to recognize Hoffman's con- 
tribution. It was a routine written 
around Biblical characters, and was 
one of the funniest bits of the even- 
ing." 

That's another mistake of Con's. 
That part of the monolog 1 wrote 
—why — oh why Is it that credit is 
always given to the man higher up. 
That reminds me; some years ago 
a certain well known Hebrew 
comedian lifted the best part of my 
act and when Variety caught me at 
one of the New York theatres ac- 
cused me of doing that man's act. 
Another example of the man higher 
up getting the credit. 

Hope Con. whoever he may be. 
gets his Information right before 
passing criticism in the future. 
Joseph K. Watson. 



AMONG THE WOMEN. 



World'." A smt 
this type of act 
worn. 



than the flimsy pink chiffon trim 



. - « fanm in front when the eown« arc under 

Certain shades ^/^"^^^ari so5o4 M« gold or cream 
certain U^^jjji %?3?u5£rlL this fashion. It happened last 
lace are usually affiled ^ by tnc ig altogether different 

me «lc. Joan Verniea gowmv """J^A*^ were new . The spotlight 
in appearance Crow what the> *en. as uu> 

did it. 

The heroine Is a dark-haired beauty, Inez Blummer, who looked radiant 
in an >venlng gown of iridescent sequins, which formed a diamond pat- 
tern Quite a contrast to this beautiful raiment but more practical in this 
adventurous country was Miss Blummer s first-act dress, of hi ue and 
whito cheek gingham with the neat white collar and cuffs. Ml^s Rum- 
mer .ets a new vogue for riding in her headgear, which Is more p.ctur- 
esque than comfortable, being a large black velvet sailor with folds of 
red chiffon draped around the crown. 

Myrtle Tannehill's one-piece blue serge frock was smait with its trim- 
mings of gray. The hat was a turned-up affair of black satin with a 
diamond pin decorating the front. 

The finish of the first act, where the aeroplane becomes a cropper 
through the ceiling of the house, is corking, but too bad it happens so 
early, as it is inclined to make the rest tame. 



New York, Jan. 2. 
Editor Variety: 

Regarding the write-up of our act 
at the Harlem opera house; it seems 
to us that Ccn's mind was still en 
the Cleopatra dancer, on before us, 
or some of our material went over 
his head. Or is it that we didn't 
make the critic laugh? And if 
laughs form the major portion of the 
audience are to be considered as 
nothing? 

We know our material is not per- 
fect, but we have 6ome original gags 
and thought included in our act, 
which seems to have been passed 
unnoticed by him. No doubt his 
determination to criticize overruled 
any possible credit that could have 
been given us for orlgli.allty. 

If all acts playing the recognized 
circuits were perfect, *e would have 
nc kick coming, but so many are 
getting away with murder that it 
Is an injustice to use the hammer, 
without mitigation, v* an act so un- 
fortunate as to be compelled to dis- 
play their wares under trying cir- 
cumstances (try-out night). 

Toomcy Brot. 



"The Moth and the Flame" at the Colonial this week is a pretty uuncMg 
pantomime, with the moth a marvelous little girl who could contort her 
body in strangely artistic ways. A gray chiffon cape with gray marabou 
and a smart little fuzzy cap was her costume. "Flame' is a bond some 
boy attired in a white costume with a taper on the top of his cap to rep- 
resent a candle. ' Flame" was in a red cape with red marabou. Other 
Charming numbers and songs not so wonderful were Interpolated. 

One number about different girls the man dreamed of introduced the 
ladies in temperament. "The Girl Who Is Cay" was prettiest in a black 
jazz suit, with an OS t rich skirt, a black sequin bodice, and down one white 
arm a series of Jet bracelets or culTlcts, to which were tacked feather 
tufts. By the way, tho newest thing from I'aris is the feather cuff, to be 
| about your wHsi to match your evening gewn. 

Vera Cordon in her mother sketch was ♦ motional as e\ . » . Und won- tho 
same "expensive" black jet and spangled gown with a transparent circu- 
lar cape mo.-t attractive, jfhe vamp friend wore a heavy gold -Spangled 
gown, draped In full lines, With ■ yellow shell eoTnb high in her hair, and 
even the vanity rase and cigarette car.e she carried matching the "solid 
gold" color scheme. 

Ad« le Sperling (With Bobby Heath) vamped a man i the box by 
taking out a rosy apple and singing a song about BVe !o ricihg for an 
Adam. She gave him the apple, and the comedy Was continuous there- 
after, she wore a Mack -spangled gown with Roman neck, and slippers 
and stockings of gold. About the bodice a garland of flowers added the 
only color. Th.s was more becoming than a Ja/.z suit of bin*- and pink 
combined with a gold -wired peplum. 

Mareelle Fallet, a little French violinist e. wore a dress of white stain 
ami real laee. trimmed with silver padded embroidtries. The sleeves 

were pufed and the neck square and qa nt with rinestons bands. No 

douot about this having come from Paris, but it whs not so extreme as 
we have been wont to expect, due to the fact certainly that her mother 
was right with her, and would not have permitted any ooh. la. la! styles 
lor her talented daughter, 

Grace Leigh (in Clayton While's sketch) wore a sai.ey French costume 
that was tantalising and chic. The gown was of rich b!a« k crepe saiin, 
wish a broad .«ash of pearl gray tbd in a huge bow at the nips and hang- 
ing to the hem. A satin hat with four topping plumes of pearl gray was 
coquettish indeed. A pearl bracelet < very faddy right now) and a neck- 
lace of pearls completed her decorations. Combining a chrysanthemum 
with violets in a corsage was attractive. 



MARRIAGES. 

Willie Kurtz, treasurer of the 44th 
Street theatre and formerly of the 
Bronx Opera house, to Ida Lohrey. 
non -professional, in New York. 

Dee. 7. 

George Gaul, who closed last 
week in "The Lady of the Lamp." 
and Miss Law son MeLung Melish. 
In New York, Jan. 8. 

Irving C. Miller, comedian, last 



ILL AND INJURED. 

West Barnhart, member of I. A. 
T. S. IS. No. 16. Canton. O., was in- 
jur* d at Dayton, O., when he fell 
40 feet from the fly gallery to the 
stage. His left leg was broken in 
two places and he suffered internal 
injuries. He was working as sec- 
ond assistant carpenter with Field's 
Minstrels at the time. 

Bud Bheppard (Bheppard and 
Ott) was taken ill this week with a 
severe cold and conceded several 



Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 2C. 
Editor Variety:— 

We wish to ask Lowry and Prince 
and othsrs to refrain from using 
our finish, of Jumping on the back 
and being carried off at the same 
time. 

I am positively the first to do It 
en the vaudeville stage. 

Al. Rome. 
(Rome and Cullsn.) 



week in the South, to Kate Boyd. 

non-professional and prominent in 

the social life of Nashville. She is 

the only daughter of Henry Allen 

Boyd Baptist leader and publisher. 

Miller is a p*«voof Nashville son j u „ il)llit] Brooklyn, N. v.. Miss 

of the lafs Lee Miller, editor of the ' • f , . An(hon . 

Nashville Globe. Miller »h reported A? lo *d, 



Following three months confine- 
ment for the treatment of blood 
poisoning in the Methodist Episco 

v 



Miller, < dl 
Miller it 
a brother in vaudeville 



(Anihony and Arnold) was dis- 
charged this week. 



BIRTHS. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tar>his. 
daughter, The father Is advertis- | 
ing and publicity manager for th«- 
1'ione.r hilt. i Company. 

.or and Mrs. Johnny Dale ( Wil- 
li;. rn Koek's K' vue), at Detroit, son. 

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Barrett 
(Walker Whiteside t'o.l, at Pes 
Moines, low a. Jan. 2, a daughter. 

Mr. ami Mrs. Bobby Crawford, 
jiin. J?, s'.-i. Mr. Crawford is gen- 
eral sabs manager for the Irving 
B< rlin Music Co. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Ooldie. 
Jan. 0. son. It is their second boy. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

Mary Daniel, ftock, at New 

Britain, Conn. 
Krnest Wood Is leaving 1'a l'p 

to You*' Jan. X. 

li»] n spring, leading woman of 
the VVestchester I'fciyers, at Mt. 
Vernon, N, V. she succeeds Carol 

Ard« n. 

Vivian Toiun and Harold An- 
struther, for "The llaiuji d Hon . 

Walter Jones, MHei i Wison. Adelc 
Rolland and Lorih linker, for 
"Gloria*! Garter." 

Sammy White, for "MM tight 
Foundejs of 1131." 



PRODUCTION ENGAGEMENTS. 

W. H. Kirk, with "Her Family 
Tree." replacing Donald Sawyer. 

Marlon Wllklns, dancer, for Zleg- 
feld "Midnight Frolic." 

Rose Kolanda, dancer, for The 
Rose Girl." 

Otto Kruger, by George If. Cohan. 

A. E. Maathews, English actor. 
for "Peg o* My Heart." 

Cordelia MacDonald, for "Three 
Live Ghosts." 

Dorothy Mae Sehaefer. for "Th« 
Rose Girl." 

Harry Laughlln Is replacing Har- 
ry Miller In tho act "Varieties of 
1920." 

George Gould is Joining "The E> es 
of Buddha" (vaudeville), replacing 
Eert Stark cy. 

Bird afid Bernard, "Broadway 
Brevities." 



.Ted Dooley at the Riverside* said, "1 was married by a justice of the 
peace — it should have been the secretary of war!" 

But that is neither here nor there, ior Lxauty alone will always lure 
men to the altar as it does to vaudev lie. For example. Cos Edward*' 
"BOOS Revue of 1921" with the lure of the prettiest, youngest and beat 
dreast-d little beauties in vaudeville. Culled from his big revue aban- 
doned earlier this s»;ison were these happy songs and singe J a his new 
"crop of proteges.** The dimpled brum t protege who sang "1 Must Love 
Someone" wore a dancing costume that was rare and ravishing in a 
catchy combination of colors. Back of her were e'ght little darners, 
young and radiant, adorably gotten tip la orchid and blue baby doll 
dresses, likewise with sox on their frisky feet. 

Talented kiddies retained from the "Baby Follies" were employed In 
the geene "When Old New York Was Young." Dancing in i lie street 
Were they with an old hurdy gurdy. 

The little blonde prima donna wore a vermillion tulle dress, the feature 
of which was a gold heart placed right in front of the bodice, with a 
shirring of yellow tulle about it. 

The other ladles on the bill had no responsibilities in "hanging clothes. 
Kdna Leedom (wilh Harry Tighe) wore the same cerise velvet gown with 
gold fruit and fur. Flavia Arcara (with Bert Clark) was a more ample 
vamp in a gold Sheath gown with the same naughty garters ef emerald 
and gold pendants noticed before. She was "barely" able to sit down in 
the dress, it was so tight and scant. 

Ethel Clifton and Co. gripped in a crook sketch, in which the hand- 
some housebreaker wears a gold evening gown with gold chiffon tunics 
overlaid and draped in front with a fascinating buckle. A big blue bow 
in back near the hem suggested the unusual touch that an impoited 
model would be apt to boast. The detective, who changes from a ragged 
pickpocket to a policewoman, Is attired In a blue serge with a bright 
green hat. 



IN AND OUT. 

Bee ralmer opened Tuesday at 
the Majestic, Chicago, a baggage 
delay preventing her appears ncu 
Monday. 

Leon Varvara smashed a linger 
Tuesday and had to retire from the 
Palace, Chicago. Bantucci, -o.n ac- 
cordion player, substituted. 



BURLESQUE CHANGES. 

Harry Senna has succeeded to the 
part formerly played In the "Girls 
of the U. S. A." by Lew Hilton. 

Cloonan, Ryan and Hall, for the 
Social Follies," 



Margaret Anglin in "The Woman of Bronze" proves that mystic magic 
filmy white robes can be managed with the proper lighting effects on the 
stage. In the first act of this tearful triangle, where her husband is shp- 
ing away from her under the spell of a Blip of a girl (Mary Fowler). Mtes 
Anglin is in a gown of gray, softly draped. In the second act, after ths 
realization of the loss of his love, she attempts to wear the mask that 
will keep their friends from guessing. She chooses for her tea and re- 
ception a rather flashy gown of black sequins, with an alluring relevation 
of w hitc arms and neck, and a red, red rose bravely tucked into the bodice. 
This looks as though she might have read the lesson to wives how to re- 
vamp husbands! 

Falling to keep him from an elopement with the Ingenue, she retires 
for another Intermission. In the third act she has been through the fires 
of Jealous passion, but has emerged pure, spirituelle, and with the clear 
light in her eyes that women who have suffered alone may reflect. Thus 
it is she comes down the staircase in the big climax when her repentant 
husband has come abjectly home. Attired in a flowing robe of white (at 
midnight), with the dim lights shining like a halo about her head, Miss 
Anglin looks beautiful. Hers In the ethereal grace that melts with the 
music of her voice, and even when she breathes there is poesy stirring 
in vibration. 

The ingenue vamp is well characterized by Miss Fowler, Who sleek and 
dark of coiffure Is no less so in tactics. In the first act she wears a gray 
crepe meteor frock with ruffles and simple untrimmed lines. At the re- 
ception she makes a brief appearance In a buff -colored frock of many 
fancy frilllngs and ribbons of pleot edge of pastel shades. A garden or 
summer bat of broad brim is effective with this. Her ankles are espe- 
cially tiinL and attractive — wherefore know you the skirts were short 
Indeed. 



Virginia Tvarson. the cinema siren, was the recipient of much applause 
and a. lovely basket of roses nt the Fifth Avenue the nrst half with 
beauty curves she was fitted ineltingly into a gown of One silver lustre 
with aeb« of elver embroidery centered with emerald stone.-,, she had 
no back to shoulder cxeep' the top of a train that .linked up one side to 
meel halfway a strap ef emeralds. Jyj, u ,. Irv W OS #omeihlng to behold! 
Bhc wore one set or onyx and dJlRomJH particularly striking. A huge 
ring was evident on her tapered lingers. That she has a pretty hand was 
noticed as well by the other whopping b!g diamonds gleaming wl.ltely. 
But the gown waa very decollete and the Jewels may have kept her* warm 
as well as signify In the sketch that she was oner a gem theft qi eeh. 

Mis Rudelland Dunlgan were a happy pair. She wore (lr a gown of green 
tulle trimmed with gold braid and a touch h< re and there above the nooM 
neck of the Roman bodice of purple Iridescent, Two big plumes flounced 
pver the hips, as per a recent fad. Her other gown of black sequins wai 
most perl and pretty. The hoop skirt flared way out with double rows 
n' ro- - s of blue and pink with silver leaves. Tin bodice Was a rriinhow 
clTcci of layers of bright ribbons. 8he danced, sang, and made funny 
faces, and seemed i right merry Utile trick. 

Those women who hl<e to shower themselves with spangles ajalor en 
• should compare themselves with circus people. The woman in 
Holland and DockHU's act wore a White satin with ninny Spar I les, quit* 5 
suited for their circus act, with lovely white animals to match. 

Edith Helena was stately in an evening gown and imitated a violin 
cs well as the sang, etc. 



Friday y January 14, 1W1 

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IN AUSTRALIA 

If X1IC H G01EICX. 



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Sydney. Not. 17. 

HER MAJESTY'S— M «o Lone 
Letty" (revival). Next, Gilbert A 
Sullivan Opera Co. 

CRITERION — "Irene" eloalng. 
Not. It. "The Girl iu the Taxi" (re- 
yival). 
. KOTAL— Dark. 

PALACB—Marie Tempest and 
Graham Brown. 

TIVOLl—'The Olrl for the Boy." 

FULLER'S— Farnum and Fer- 
num, hit; Vardel Bros, went ove: 
big: Fuller'! Nino Wonder* very 
good; Leeds And Lo Mar. hit. Vine* 
and Eva Courtney pasted; Keeley 
and Aldous, fine; act has Improved 
out of sight since last seen here. 
Charles Frard good; th* Crack - 
nells. fine closing act; Do Winter 
and Rote, clever. 

GRAND OPERA HOTTSE-- Stock 



Rastus and Banks have been on- 
gaged by Fuller's, Ltd., for a tour of 
their circuit. 



Louie Pounds has arrived from 
London to appear In "Chu ('his 
Chow." 



Reno Maxwell has been engaged 
by Hugh D. Mcintosh to appear in 
"The Lilac Domino." 



Walter Johnson lias b<ren engaged 
by Fullers to produce tab revues In 
New Zealand. 



Farnum and Farnum have arrived 
under contract to the Fullers. They 
will play .three weeks in vaudeville 
TOWN^HAJJ^Str Arthur Conan' **« then Produce revuos. 
Doyle. 



PLAYHOUSE— "Oh Kitty." 

LYCEUM — Norma Talmad»e 
"The Woman Olves." Bill Rueaeil 
"Hobbe In a Hurry." 

CRYSTAL I'ALACE — Madge 
Kennedy. "The Hlooming Angel." 
Norma Talraadjte. "The Woman 
Olvea." 

HAYMARKF.T — Enid Rennet r. ; 
"What Every Woman Leai na." 
Charles Ray. The Egg Crat* Wal- 
lop." 



Vera Pearce ie appearing In "Mag- 
ulc" at the Tivoll. Melbourne, with 
■UOOOag. Ivy Shilling returned to 
Australia from London and Joined 
the show. On her entrance she was 
covered with flowers thrown from 
the sial!s and dreas circle. 



Irene Astor. a anew girl, was 
granted a divorce from her hus- 
band, non-profeaalona). last week. 
The case brought out sensational 
evidence about chorus girls at the 
Tlvoli. 



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Melbourne. 

HER MAJESTY'S— "The Roy." 

ROYAL Lowell Thomas. 

KINO'S -John D. O'Hsra. "Shore; ; 

Acres." hit. ! Florence Young, one of aUStrallaY* 

TTVOLI -- "Maggie" Dee. II. | UsOOft popular ctrcsaea. died in Mel- 
"Chu Chin Chow." bourne last week. Miss Young had 

PRINCESS— Allan Wllkie, "Mac- 1 been with the J. C. Williamson flrra 



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bath." j for many, many years Her last 

2^I^ ^,I r^.^ v y iIl ^,'•u Cl^cll ^, appear*** was in "Itaytime, • Just 

TOVSN IIAI.L-Orphcon ChOrli- b £££ h fP AaeVth. 

tars. 

BI.TOTT — Cuest and Newlyn. i 
Flora Cromer, Ted and Peg, Moon ( IP the industrial agreement which 



and Morris. Maggie Foster. John 
Larkln, Ray and Kath Devere. 
Hurd. 
PALACE— Stock. 

ARCADIA —Famous Diggers 



baa been prepared for theatrical 
players la not signed by the em- 
ployora very soon the whole of the i 
artists. Including the chorus and 



IN HAVANA. 

Havana, Jan. I. 

D^spUe financial conditions hers, 
he show btiainooi generally Is iu a 
prosperous rendition, with circuses 
playing in two leading theatres, 
picture houses crowded and Pali- 
sades Park playing carnival attrac- 
tlons. 

This park, erected by the Moyer- 
hof & Paxlcr Carnival Co., was de- 
layed in opening by rain and the 
difficulty of obtaining a permit, but 
Sam Mlrback. the treasurer, says 
the company ie having the biggest 
season it has experienced during the 
five years he has been with it. Since 
opening, Dec. 2, it has had t week- 
day attendance ranging between €.- 
000 snd 8,000 paid admissions ar.d 
11,000 to 15.000 on Saturdays and 
Sundays. The leading show on the 
grounds la Pattl'w Diving Beauties. 
It gets the top money. The next le 
the Brltson Oreen Motordrome. 
Other shows nr© "Through r • Rap- 
ids," brought from Starlight Park in 
the Bronx; "The Whip," a Ferris 
wheel, mcrry-go-round, aeroplane 
swing and Prof. Haeckler's trained 
fleas. They are all small shows, but 
getting money. 

The National theatre, usually 
playing opera and big attractions, 
has a circus booked lrto it by 
Wirth-Btumenfelt. It Is conceded the 
best circus seen here. That the 
people like it Is "attested by capacity 
houses at each performance. The 
feature acts are Miss Lltxel, Belle- 
clalre Bros, and Morrano Bros. 

At the Payrot, the Santos & Artt- 
gas circus, an ordinary one. has 
been doing little business and ar- 
ranged to go" Into the interior three 
weeks earlier than usual. l\ has 
onlj one strong act, "CIdora," In 
the goklen globe. Several of the acta 
aro reported leaving for New York. 

The second Contingent for the 



BERLIN 



KY C. HOOPER TRASK. 




atoUere'g 

translation 



Berlin, i>.» . : - 
"Aniphritrinn." in ■ now 
by E. Nereaheimer, was 
presented by Victor Barnowskjr at 
the Lessing, Dec. &.- The cast in- 
cluded Waiter JaJmsoM, Theodore 
Loss, Alice Tornlng and Ernu Relg- 
bcrt. The translation U Inferior 
and the production loo heavy- 
handed. 



(Victor Bchwonuele, Alfred H;< 

Magda Madeleine) and play were 

will received by the press. It H 
of the concert type and should be 
of Interest to American mining? i 



A new comedy, "Playing at Mar- 
riage." by Herman Rain, author of 
Dictrlchstein's "The Concert," 
Daly's "The Master," and "Jose- 
phine," wa* produced at the Kieinea 
Schauspielhaus, Dec. 7: company 



BEEFSTEAKING JAKE IUBIN 

J. H. Lubin, tho Loow Circuit 
booking head, i« to be the guest of 
honor at a beefsteak supper ten- 
dered him by the Loew office staff, 
in conjunction with personal 
friends. Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, 
at Cavannaugh's restaurant. 

The beefsteak will be in the na- 
ture of a complimentary send-off 
for Lubin, who leaves for Europe 
for a four weeks' vacation Jan. 20. 



WEEKS-KERR DOUBLE ACT. 

A t w double turn pi ..loscd for 
vaudeville will have Ada Mae Weeks 
and Donald Ken-. Ruth recently 
left musical comedy productions. 



Tho revival of "Chamber Music" 
at the Trianon, Nov. 2G, was han- 
dled in the papers* here; the only 
notices going to Carl Clewing as 
tho opera singer. Wilde's "J^idy 
Windemere'l Fan" at the Resident*, 
was poorly played and set. Bad 
notices. 



Tho production of 'Crossroads'* 
by Carl Zuckerrunyer, a 23-year- 
old Heidelberg student, at the 
Schauspielhaus, Dec. 10, was un- 
successful. The play is too wordy, 
though promising, and the cast un- 
distinguished. 



At tho Neues Schauspielhaus in 
Konigaberg, a new drama by Max 
Rrode, "The Falsifier," (Der Fael- 
scher) was produced Deo. 7. It is 
a sensational success, and as tne 
ending is not unhappy, should have 
American possibilities. The uJ.ot 
suggests the "Man Who Came 
Rack. 



Cottage Boys Urged to Cut Shows. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 12. 
Syracuse University undergrad- 
uates are urged to cut down the 
number of their theatre parties in 
a new set of regulations promul- 
gated this week. The students are 
asked to save the mone> they have 
been spending lor pleasures, to pro- 
Casino. Havana, left Newark DeC. Ml vide against business readjustments 



At Leipzig an operetta. "Amer- 
ican Girl," (The title is in Knglish, 
not In Gorman) music by Kurt 
Zorlig. libretto by J. Blumenthal, 
had its promiere Nov. 20; also at 
Munich on Nov. 28, "Yankeedoodle" 
(Der Yankoedoodler) a farce by 
Phil Weichand and Heinz Heln- 
zelmann. was given at the Muon- 
chener. This is about equivalent to 
J. J. producing a revue called "Das 
Deutsche Maedschen." 



NEW ZEALAND. 
Christchurch. 
ROYAL- "Passing Show of 1110. " 
OPERA HOUSE — Rev. Frank 
Gorman. Mualcal Balanarde. Henri 
Franch. Doff Dee. Jennings and 
Gerald. Burgeaa Revue Co. 



Auckland. 

HIS MAJESTY'S— J. N. Talt pre. 
sent* Adelaide Van Staveren. oper- 
atic recitals. 

OPERA HOUSE— Billy Elliott, 
Pagden and Stanley. Ward and 
Sherman. Bert Coleman. Louts 
London. 






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Henry Gordon has Joined "Irene." 
Bis last appearance hero was with 
•"Tiger Rose." 



"So Long Letty" revived hare 
laat weak. Buainess splendid. 



"The Boy," new musical comedy. 
tost ants neous success la Melbourne 
Opening night. 



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PARAMOUNT — Will Rog». «. ) hal,et * ,r, «' win - eecordin* to state- 
"Alraost a Husband"; Wallace Raid, i ments made by officers of the aeso- 
"Slek Abed." j ciatlon. "walk out" of thi atres and 

music halls In a body, and prepara- 
tion for Christmas productions will 
be disorganised. The Actors' Fed- 
eration held a meeting In this city 
during the month when complaint 
waa made regarding the delay of 
the managers in signing tho draft 
agreement. Walter Raker, j esident 
of the association, had a conference 
with E. J. Talt, managing director 
of J. C. Williamson, Ltd., and prin- 
cipal representative of J. and N. 
Talt. After the conference Mr. 
Dunn, secretary to Mr. Raker, made 
the following statement: "If an 
agreement la not reached shortly 
there will bo happenings of a seri- 
ous nature. Tho officials of the fed- 
eration deplore the possibilities of 
the moment, and trust the employ- 
ers will consult their own Interests 
and grant tho modest claims of the 
federation. It will for one thing 
obviate court procedure. E. J. Talt 
gave it as bio opinion that his col- 
leagues In Melbourne were prepared 
to go no further than they had al- 
ready, but ho informed us that lie 
would communicate with them at 
once on the subjet. Mr. Baker 
warned Mr. Talt that If that was his 
attitude of tho employers it would 
hasten the crisis, which the federa- 
tion was doing its utmost *o pre- 
vent. The present wage for chorus 
and ballet employed by J. C. Wil- 
liamson la £1 10s. for seven per- 
formances. It la understood that 
the officials of the Actors' Federa- 
tion havs made all preparation to 
enforce their demands for the sign- 
ing of the agreement, and the first 
step will be taken when the per- 
formers walk out of one theatre at 
a tune and walk Into other "shows" 
which they will control for their 
own benefit. An understanding ex- 
ists with Industrial organisations 
for co-operation, so as to ensure 
succeas of tho boycott. In every 
appearance the matter aavors of 
the Actors' strike for .ecngntllon in 
America. 

"Tha Great Adventure," at the 

Palace, by Marie Tempest and Ore- _ L ^- mm. mm-'m, •> « 

ham Rrown. la one of tha finest ) The cast for 'Chu Chin Chow." to 



"Irene" has finished 
run at the Criterion. 



lis record 
Tho show 

goea to Brisbane for a short run; 

than to New Zealand. 



"Tne End of the Road," a SOX 

felcture. had a good season at the 
Town Hall during the month. 



and will open there for .our weeks' 
stay. The acts that are playing at 
the present time will en 1 their en- 
gagement on the last da$ of the 
month. 

Leaving West, Portalla, 
Dunn ay*d Laura Decardl. 

Mile. Lagana. the violin 
and dr.neer, who wa* supported to 
have left List Sunday, was unabb- 
to do so because of illness. It la 
probable she will migrate at a later 
date. 

The acts were booked through If. 

B. Marinelli. 



which may wipe out the Jobs they've 
been holding after classes. 



Agnes 
pla yer 



Bill Halligan Comes Back Home. 

William Halligan. the stage ex- 
plorer, returned to New Y »rk last 
Friday, after an extensive explora- 
tion of the film colony on t" s Coa*«t. 

Mr. Halligan was garbed iu the 
height of Los Angeles fashion as he 
hit the Friars straightaway from 
the train. 



The Deutsche has announced a 
production of the old English 
drama, "Ardcn of Feversham," In 
the Tieck version; Qerhardt Haupt- 
mann. the playwright, will direct 
and superviso the whole production. 



"Ring-Around-A-Rosy," (Relgen> 
a series of scenes by Arthur 
Schnitzler, author of "Anatol," Is 
in preparation at the Kammer- 
apiele. Lily Masburg from Vienna. 
Kurg theatre, will appear aa a 
guest for thi* engagement. 



RE-ENGAGED B7 FOX. 

Phil Baker and Ailccn Stanley 
have been booked for a repeat en- 
gagement for the third time in eight 
weeks in all the Fox houses. Their 
contract calls for a week's engage- 
ment at each hou.se. 

Baker Is appearing nightly at the 
New Amsterdam Roof, but through 
agreement may accept vaudeville 
engagements. 



Fannie Brica Expectant 

Fannie Rrlce will leave 'The Fol- 
lies" in about six weeks. 

The cause is the expected arrival 
of a new member In the family. 



tFuli Loew Week in Indianapolis. 

Loew's new Indianapolis theatre 
opens Feb. 7. It will bo a full week 
Maud. 



Keith's Fordhsm in March. 

B. F. Keith's new Fordhara the- 
atre, in the Bronx, to play pop split 
week vaudeville, is expected to open 
in March. 



Madame Naslmova la 'The Red 
Lantern" did tremendous buslnesa 
at tha Cryatal Palace. Smart pub- 
licity work was done for this fea- 
ture. 



After playing to packed houaee 
for a long season at tho Tivoll. the 
Robert Courtneige Comedy Co., 
with George Tutly and Margaret 
Swallow, has gone to Brisbane to 
play "The Man from Toronto," "Too 
Many Husbands" and "Tho Bavlng 
Grace." 



SOUTH AFRICA. 

By H. HANSON. 



"Robbery Under Arms." a tala of 
tha Australian bush. Is the lateet 
locally produced picture by Pacific 
Features. Ltd. Of only fair quality. 
the picture Just gets by. 



Plays of its period this city has aeen 
for some time. Great buslnesa. 



ba produced at the Tivoll. Mel- 



bourne. Includes Vera Pearea. Ar- 
thur f*tyan, -iftrmr <\n:hran«-. 
Chefala and Palermo, billed aa : Charles Workman. Winifred O t.'on- 
the woHd^s greatest magician a be- | nor> roule Pounaii Haggle Moore, 

Willi 

had 

to 

clever one. and Chefalo Is one of i Charlton. Dave Loffman, Fred Wc- 



i worlds greatest magicians he- j noPf fjCula pounds. Maggie Moore, 

SiiSUSS^ t? lhe ^^ .""ST -KIIF Malyon. Gregory Stn nd. <;. K. 

Illlameon-Tatt management. bu?:_ ' ',. *il . i .... 

d to close after two week, owing *"Mff*> ae , or »' s Orayotone. (.aur 

poor btialnesa. Tha ahow waa a ! *I»rdlnge, Lottie Sargent. Frank 



the beet ni*Ki< ians this town Li* 
aeen. Fine publicity work failed to 
help. 



kway Will Qulntrell. will dlrecl the 
i -I »atra. Top price W.l' be 1:1 le. 



R^Ua Perm an has been ensja^i <1 

fcy the Folic -t to rtirert Me bal'V.1 

for che lim.'e Christmas pant i i 



F.. .T. Carroll has return:"! 
a Irl.i areun 1 the world. !!«» 
go io for i/ ■■urn producing. 



Munsell Return-; tu Albambra. 
Win ren Munsell • \- •< \ a\ !■ 
Cornier posl mu -, .-; •' • b's AI« 
! nmbi ;i. 
Robert \\'.«:. ne, Forrni l> man 
will ] of Keith's l«otiIsville i su pedod 
Mnnrell at th" Haroil 



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Capetown. Dec. 2. 

OPERA IIOITSK (W. F. Wood- 
man, Manager)— Gilbert & Sulli- 
van Opera Co. in a season of opera. 
Business Is good. Olive Mclnnes, 
Richard Andean, Edward Mc- 
Keown, Fred Coyne, Audrey 
Hyslop, Alexander Haviland, Doris 
Cameron. Fai»* performances by 
ordinary company. Commencing 
Dec. 7, Allen Doone and Co. in 
"Lucky OShea." 

TIVOLI (John S. Goldstonc. 
Mann; cr) — Vaudeville. Business Is 
good. Flhla Morris, American 
comedienne, on bill week of Nov. 
10. This artist spoiled hor act by 
the manner In whlcn she rushod 
her songs through . tho words of 
which could hardly be followed. 
There is nothing startling in her 
work and her songs did not grip. 
Week Nov. 17. good program. Dan 
Thomas, comedian ~»n the bill Nov.. 
24, received quite an ovation. 
Thomas say* that ho is shortly 
leaving for the Sta'es. 

ALHAMBRA (M Foster. Man- 
ager) — Pictures. Good business. 

CRAcTD IV. Bond, Miuwfdr: 
Tho si rial. "The Lost City of the 
African .lungle." Is being screened 
at this brill, m 1 is full of sensa- 
tion. 

WOLFRAM'S (C. Phillips Man- 
ager)— Picture*. Nov. 1M»-Pee. l. 
"The God of f.-'ck": 2-4. "Social 
Hypocrites." Rat tt ring stay Allison. 

MA.1KHTIC Ul. Phillips. M;ui- 



vVish Wynne is on 
Australia, and opens 
Dec. 15 for one week 
Deeds to Johannesburg 
for tho Christmas bill. 



her way from 

at the Tivoll 

and then pro- 

( Em pi re) 



Ada Reeve and her company will 
occupy the Opera House during tiie 
Christmas season. 



Johannesburg. 

TIES MAJESTY '8 — Excellent 
business reported. Week Nov. 15, 
Ada Roeve and Co. In "The Merry 
Widow," third week. Commencing 
Nov. 25, "Tho Duchess of Dantzlc." 

STANDARD — Dramatic stock. 
Nov. 15, "A Life's Revenge"; week 
Nov. 29. t Story of tho Rosary." 

EMPIRE PALACE— Music hall; 
drawing big business. Ray Kay 
and Petty Rush, assisted by Tony 
O'Brien, American, on bill week 
Nov. St. 



Schiller's "Wallensteln's Death." 
Dec. 1H, at tho Volkflbuhne; "Hello 
Stclnplatx 456," (Amt Btelnplatx 
456) a new farce by Oskar Bngel 
and Ernst Laskowsky at the Neues 
Volkes; Shaw's "Caesar and Cleo- 
patra," with Werner Kraus as 
Caesar, and the "Pathetic Hat," a 
new play by Carl Roessler at tho 
Deutsche*; "Jfuehl Dances," an 
operetta by Renatxky, at the Neues 
OpArt*ttcnhaus; "The Four Robin- 
son's." at the Neues Volkes; at the 
KJelnea, Dec. If, "The Happy Man." 
by Herman Rahr, with Alfred Abel 
and Ilka Griming; Dec. 18 at the 
Rosa, Schiller's "Tho Friend of 
Humanity," Walter Molo directing; 
Iluuptmann'a "Florlan Geyer," soon 
at the Grosses Schauspielhaus un- 
der the direction of Karlheints 
Martin and with Kloepfer, Win- 
nings, Kuehn in the leading rob*; 
at the Kammeraplele, Arthur 
Schnltxler's comedy "Casanova In 
Spa," direction, Herbert Reuseh: 
cast, .Ians3cn, Terwin, Mewes, 
Lange; at the Konlggraotr.er the- 
atre Wilde's "Salome" Is In pre- 
paration with Orska as Salome ami 
Ludwig Hartan as Herod. 



The December bill at tho Winfr- 
garten has several excellent ?ero« 
batic turns; in particular a bsr 
act, Two Ottkas. Ernst Mart ray 
is an exoentrlc and ballet dancer 
with good comedy. 



"Anne Boleyn," the gigantic io>w 
Ufa-production film, with Ilcnuy 
Porten in the title role and a cast 
In which appear Emll .Tannings and 
Paul flartmann, has Its first show- 
ing at the Ufa Palast am Zoo l><c. 
14. The first performance waa at 
special high prices. 



goi I 
Music 



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f'J-D 



1. "Nan of tiie 



.Mniiu'ains.' 



Im I he C'.'hm I >■'•' j on of tl". S 
premc Court \ he \ n i< i n Film . 
Ltd.. senitrvii in Interdict against 
i bioscop pruprU'toi to proven! 
liim bi • i ■ i. •>!,' rnct and fo 



i en*ru in h-ii 



i from pun ha i . film 



The Christmas attraction at Hla 

Majesty's. Johannesburg, will be 

•The Sleeping Beauty." Empire. 

Wi-di Wynne. Orpheurn. Both Tate. 

.NfflfoTT'retoriua. ihw South Vfri- 
«;k. big game hunter, engag* d by 
the South African Government to 

take charge of sn expedition to ex- 
terminate lhe elephants In the 
Aii<lo Bush, has completed a clno« 
matograph picture of the evcrit. 
Tins ji!«u will shortly be screened. 
lr Is s.iiii to be fun of Interest and 
excitement. 

C iptnln l*i .mi. w . f. ': ■ ■ • . a ho 
lei i lloptou in K»0!« to v .. . • ouml 
t he world, hns orrlve<J in Fohun ie 
bu'g v\ heret <t !«•• go^s ( '.apl > 

Lu < t !..:«<-- up ■ v ..•(. • , i hi 

Ihu -. HospitK i -: lhe \: 

i | . ■ • 1 1 | j ■ ■ ».,.... ■, , , . . . ■ . 



Victor PalA will take ov«-r lhe 
direction of the Neuc Operettenbaua 
this month. 



Puccini will come to Berlin to 
superintend the premiere of hla 
three one act operas produced last 
year at tho Metropolitan. 



Max Rhelnhardt has returned 
from Copenhagen, where his festi- 
val performances were a huge suc- 
cess. He produced "Urfaust " by 
C.oetho. "Heat Lightning" by 
Strlndbersu- "Stella '.' Schiller's "In- 
tilgae and Ix>vc," "The Merchant 
of Venice," and Strlndberg's "Ghost 
Sonata." In his company were 
Rassermann. Hartmann, Deutsch, 
Wegener. Thimlg, Straub, nnd 
Byaoldt lie Is signed with the 
Burg theatra, Vienna, to make sev- 
eral tig productions there this 
season in cooperation with Albert 
Heine, the present director; more- 
over, he has similar agreements 
whit Peti* Holln»4eWi who controls 
the theatres formerly under Kein- 
• irdt's rnrtnagement in Berlin. So 
vi i.< ri Relnhardt is to go t«> Am i lea 
would atlH seem «o be In the air; It 
: ins doubtful whether he Is 
to go n l • 



10 



BURLESQUE 



ftlday, JdMdrj 14. 1921 



CONTINUOUS BURLESQUE 
ABANDONED IN PHILLY 



Failure to Draw Attributed to 
Location of Bijou. 



The Bijou, Philadelphia (Amerl- 
Wheel), reverted to its regular 
two-a-day burlesque policy Monday 
(Jan. 10), following a two weeks' 
try-out of a continuous form of en- 
tertainment, beginning at I P. M. 
and running through until 11, in- 
stalled there as an experiment by 
the American Burlesque Associa- 
tion. 

The continuous show included 
•ve added vaudeville acts and a fea- 
ture picture. At the American of- 
fice* it was stated the added fea- 
tures had not drawn sufficient busl- 
asss to warrant their continuance, 
and that a probable reason for the 
failure of the continuous idea to 
catch on, was that the Bijou was 
act located properly to attract 
transient business, from which the 
mouse had expected to draw largely. 



RACED IN TIGHTS. 

"Flashlights" Girls Rsn Awsy from 
Fire. 



Omaha, Jan. IS. 

Alice Isabel, May Howard and 
Ruth Ray. girls from "Flashlights 
of 1920," at the Gayety, marked up 
long distance sprinting records 
when, without pausing for breath, 
they raced In their tights from the 
theatre to their hotel, five blocks 
distant. 

An explosion in an electric con- 
duit In the alley back of the the- 
atre was responsible. Smoke Jed to 
a small panic among the girls. 

Although lights went out In the 
middle of the performance the audi- 
ence remained orderly. 

The night s's performance had to 
be cancelled. 



STOCK MAN DONATES 

•Cahn, Unaffiliated, Gives 8hows to 
Burlesque Club. 



B. F. Kahn, the stock burlesque 
Manager, has agreed to donate the 
proceeds of the matinee and night 
shows at the Union Square Jan. 27, 
to the Burlesque Club. 

The Kahn action In donating the 
days receipts was voluntary, and 
will be additional to the general 
benefit performances to be given 
en both the Columbia and American 
wheels Jan. 27 In aid of the Bur- 
lesque Club building fund. 

The Union Square is operated in- 
dependently of either wheel by 
Kahn. As in the cases of the 
Columbia and American wheel 
shows donating the days receipts 
on Jan. 27, Kahn will not make any 
deductions from the salaries of his 
players or house attaches. 



"PEAK-A-BOO" AT $2. 

Bedini's .Columbia Wheel 8how 
Next Season as Legit Attraction. 



BURLESQUE COMICS 
LOVE WORTH $25,000 

Sues Omaha Grocer for Alien- 
ating Wife's Affections. 



Omaha, Jan. 12. 

Harold F. Carr, comedian with 
the "Jollities of 1920," at the Gayety 
Christmas week, wants Elmer G. 
Wildhabor, a wholesale grocer, of 
Omaha, to pay him $25,000. 

In a suit filed in District Court 
here Carr alleges Wildhauber stole 
the affections of his wife, Gladys 
Carr, of the Jollities chorus. 

Wildhaber Is married. His wjfe 
at present is at her mother's. He 
admits he wrote to Mrs. Carr but 
denies he stole $25,000 worth of 
love. 



A. C. UNSATISFACTORY. 

Woods' Management Resisting 

Evacuation — Wants Further 

Chance. 



L H. Herk and Jean Bedlnl will 
•sod Bedini's "Peek-a-boo" out as a 
musical show next season, playing 
as a $2 attraction, in the cities that 
AO not play burlesque. 

••Peek-a-boo" as a road attraction 
will be headed by Harry and Joe 
Kelso. It will have the present 
company now playing on the Co- 
lumbia wheel, with the exception of 
Clark and McCullough. 

Bedlnl is to produce a new "Peek- 
a-boo" show for the Columbia cir- 
cuit next season, headed by Clark 
and McCullough, with a Dew sup- 
porting cast. 



Atlantic City, Jan. 12. 

While the burlesque experiment 
made by the American Wheel at the 
Woods has not been satisfactory to 
the wheel executives, the house 
management is resisting efforts to 
end the burlesque season. 

The theatre claims the engage- 
ments so far did not give burlesque 
a fair chance to try out here and 
want a longer period. 



GALLAGHER SCOUTING. 



On Trip to Locate New Theatres for 
American. 



George Callagher, general mana- 
ger of the American Burlesque As- 
sociation, left New York this week 
f >r a scouting trip, which w ! " take 
him as far west as .Minneapolis. 

Mr. Gallagher will Inspect the 
American 6hows while on tour, but 
his chief mnsion will be to looli up 
new locations for theatres • be 
built and new houses now t landing, 
to replace some of the pr« sent 
American wheel theatres In several 
cities. 



SCHENECTADY OUT. 

The Miles, Schenectady, N. T., 
drops out of the American wheel 
Jan. 29 The Miles has been play- 
ing the American shows for three 
days weekly since Jan. lad doing 
fairly to date. 

Before arranging to play the 
American shows, it was agreed the 
Miles would not play them after 
Feb. 1, or thereabout?, a= it was un- 
derstood tlie ifOuflc was to be" closed 
after the date mentioned for reno- 
vating. 

The open American time created 
by the Miles falling out had not 
been filled up to Wednesday. 



CASPEE IS DIVORCED 

Syracuse, N. T., Jan. 12. 

From information received here, 
his home town, by friends, Emil 
"Jazz" Casper has been divorced, in 
Detroit, by Laura Clayton, also in 
burlesque. Casper is with the Dave 
Marion new Columbia wheel show. 

Mrs. Casper started her action 
over a year ago and was then 
awarded temporary alimony of $35 
weekly. Casper allowed the ali- 
mony to accumulate until $1,720 was 
duo his wife, who reminded him of 
it through a deputy sheriff. In De- 
troit Mrs. Cnsper agreed to accept 
a cash bond for the amount to re- 
lease her husband, and then called 
It alimony for all time, along with 
the decree. 



YOUNG SINGER ON JOB. 

Ad Singer, son of Jack Singer, 
will take over the road management 
of the Jack Singer show at the 
Gayety, Detroit, Jan 17, relieving 
his father for the rest of the season. 

Jack Singer will make headquar- 
ters at his offices in the Columbia 
Building. 

Alice Lawlor replaces Ameta 
Pynes (Mrs. Jack Singer) wlt'.» the 
show next Monday. 



COLUMBIA PENALIZES 
CHORISTER SHORTAGE 

Shows Charged $25 for Each 
Girl Lacking From 18. 

The following order superseding 
all others Issued by the Columbia 
Amusement Co. this season, with 
respect to the number of chorus 
girls Columbia shows must carry, 
was sent out Monday to all house 
managers on the circuit. 

"Hereafter if a show opens short 
of girls and they (shows) do not 
have the required number (18) by 
Wednesday night, deduct the full 
amount of $25 for the week's short- 
age; and if they (show manage- 
ment) secure any girls while in 
your town they can rehearse and 
put them on the following week. 

"There is no question but that 
some lanagers are not making an 
honest effort to have the necessary 
number of girls, therefore it's up 
to the house manager to force them 
(road managers) to do so. 

"The scheme of putting a girl on 
for one or two days to avoid the 
penalty, is merely a subterfuge and 
must be stopped. When you remit 
check for deduction, send same with 
weekly report and make mention of 
it. tl a girl is really ill and you 
can verify same, and she is in town 
with the show, do not enforce the 
penalty." 

The above order was occasioned 
by the belief held by the (. olumbia 
people that certain road managers 
make a practice of regula.'.y beat- 
ing the 18-chorister rule of the Col- 
umbia circuit, by putting i' one or 
more amateurs for Monday and 
Tue.-daj*. and dropping them by- 
Wed ncsday. 

TIk order is also supplementary 
to the dally report chorus girl order 
issued three weeks ago. This latter 
calls for a daily instead of . weekly 
report by the house manager on the 
number of choristers carried by Col- 
umbia shows. « 



WILLIAMS' SHOW JINX. 

Stsr Out in Rochester — Teddy Mc 
Nimara Also. 



SUMMER SHOW NOT CHOSEN. 

According to a Columbia whet I 
official, no Columbia attraction has 
been designated fk% yel to go hrm 

the Columbia as the "sumim r show* 1 
n- Xt Hi'rrno 1 . 

Jiin ; hi : hi i; 7! ■ i. ■ : ii< -1 

the pi • <i'i r of i i ■ imn i r's 
Columbi x. 'i :. • ;■ • Ion a« 

the Columbia \ 

ance until the i ■ . ' n . . ry it 
was .<• ut< d .:'. < ' 
irt' 



NEW HOUSE IN ST. LOUIS. 

The American wheel is to have a 
new. house in S*. Louis next season. 
It will be built by the James Butler 
Estate and will replace the Stand- 
ard, present St. Louis American 
stand. 

The Butler Estate owns the 
Standard. 



COOPER'S NEW TITLE 

The title of James E. Cooper's 
'•Victory Belles" (Columbia) Is to 
be dropped. after the current season 

In Its place Cooper will Institute 
(ho first of a regular annual series 
of shows, the first to be known as 
Jaiucs ::. Cooper's "Hello 1322." 

WHEEt PUSH FUND DRIVE. 
Tii«- combined drives of the Col- 
umbia i -! American burlesque cir- 
cuits for in' mber hips for the Ac- 
tors Fund of America up t , Jan. 6. 
d in a t >tal of nine life mem- 
1 MVi ral annual mem- 
. 



Rochester, N. Y.. Jan. 12. 

Lon Ditmas, manager of the Mol 
lie Williams show, whi h played 
the Gayety last week, is almost con- 
vinced that this is a jinx town. The 
company reached Rochester Sunday 
minus Mollie Williams, who was 
taken il" and had to go to New York. 
Sunday was a day of rehearsing, 
but the show started the week good, 
only to have another roemLer of the 
co npany, Teddy McNaro.ra, laid 
up Friday night with what was 
thought to be a fractured skull. 

After the show Thursday night 
MeNamara, comedian, was at the 
Bristol Hotel. As he left the desk 
ho slipped and fell, his head striking 
the floor. Ditmas called the com- 
pany together and rehearsed until 
4 o'clock, giving McNamara's role to 
Don Trent, straight man, a d Ar- 
thur White, property man, taking 
Trent's place. 

At the General Hospital an X-ray 
picture was taken of McNamara's 
head and It was found that hi3 skull 
was not fractured, as had been an- 
nounced. He has a deep cut and 
will be unable to Join the company 
for several weeks. Miss Williams, 
after having an operation performed 
upon her throat, expects to rejoin 
the company at Montreal in two 
weeks. 

Last year when Ditmas had his 
company in Rochester four of the 
chorus succumbed to the "flu" snd 
had to leave the city on stretchers 
when the company departed. 



BURLESQUE REVIEWS 



PICKED FOB. A "JOHN.*' 

Rochester, Jan. 12. 

Believing that in a chorus girl 
with the Mollie Williams burlesque 
show at the Bastable he recognizes 
the sister from whom be hes been 
separated for a decade, Frank 
Schuster, of Rochester, appro i»d to 
the Syracuse poiice to-day for as- 
sistance. 

According to Schuster, he first 
saw the young woman While attend- 
ing a performance of the Williams 
show at the Family. Rochester. 
Convinced he was not mistaken in 
his identification, Schuster followed 
tho Williams attraction here aid 
again witnessed the performance. 

Tn the Bastable Tuesda> night ho 
told the authorities he sought out 
the manager of the company, told 
his story and asked permission to 
Interview the girl. lie was tunc .1 

df wn, tho managei Intimating he 
believed Schuster to b*» a Syracuse 
"John" attemrting to make a dat< 
with the girl. Schuster, as a last 
resort, took his story to the police. 



SOCIAL MAIDS. 

DuXe D* Bum George Niblo 

Bud Nimble ..Johnny O'Doniiell 

MIm Fortune Klmore Wilaon 

Capt. Stewart Ralph Hockaway 

Count Humidor Wm. Walnwrljfht 

Pickle Buah Joe Ma.k 

Maybelle Mabel B:ak<* 

Anna Belle Anna O'DonnWl 

La Belle Marie Helen Spencer 

Twenty minutes before closing 

time this became a great show. It 

wasn't bad at any time, but as it 
approached the blow-off a marvel- 
ous number, a corking comedy hit 
and a smart finale sent the populace 
out of the Columbia diszy and awry- 
eyed. 

Th*» big number was a lamp-shadt- 
creation, with all the girls suggest- 
ing shades. In costuming it was the 
equal of any swell roof thing, and it 
developed into a parade of girls to a 
melody that had quality and soul. 
The girls might have comported 
themselves with more fluency, they 
seeming to hesitate Just which way 
to travel when they did their single 
entrances and struts. The end of 
the number, too, was not properly 
climaxed in formation and execu- 
tion. But those costumes swung 
the whole effort into the hit depart- 
ment, smacking of the finest musical 
comedy standards not only in lav- 
ishness but In artistry'- 

Hot on the exit of this came a tipsy 
table bit. in which Helen Spencer 
starred. Miss Spencer had been all 
over the show all evening, dancing 
in several styles, leading numbers 
entering into laugh scenes. But in 
her last showing she revealed a 
somehow unexpected subtlety of de- 
livery in a souse scene which might 
easily have become raw, but which 
kept fast, sweet, funny and nifty 
George Nihlo worked with her, and 
worked well. 

Niblo. the comic Jointly featured 
with Miss Spencer, uses several ec- 
centric make-ups during the opry 
never distinctly anything except on 
his first appearance as a sailor. He 
employs no dialect, using his comi- 
cal cough to punctuate his broader 
points. His stepping held him up 
whenever the book dragged, as it 
did now and then. Johnny O'Don- 
nell worked with him both in seen ss 
and dances. Early they went to it 
for a kind of hoofing contest, bring- 
ing down the heaviest applause of 
the event. Ralph Rockaway. a sten- 
torian straight, who also sang the 
lamp number, proved more powerful 
in comedy feeding than in number 
leading, and roughed the comics 
about sufficiently to pull one or two 
lame bits back on their feet. 

The outstanding figures of the 
company (take that word "figure'' 
any way you like and it still goes) 
was P^linore Wilson. For the infor- 
mation of those who have never seen 
Miss Wilson, she is six feet or so 
tall, has golden brown hair, delicate 
and patrician feet, slender and ta- 
pering limbs, a face like the Statue 
of Liberty looks to an incoming 
Yank, a pleasant voice, a wee mouth 
and the all-around appurtenances of 
a duchess. Those who have seen 
Miss Wilson will not need the above 
data; they remember. 

For statuesque and Fifth avenue 
beauty Miss Wilson need not take 
off her hat — or hesitate to take off 
any other piece of apparel — to Kitty 
Cordon or the cream of the Charity 
Ball. In tights she is a gasp. In 
method she Is a prima donna, never 
puncturing her own dignity, though 
she docs occasionally smile. When. 
she smiles she makes the spotlight 
look pale and j-ellow. Joe Hurtig 
has no* waited for this notice to 
realize Miss Wilson's qualities, for 
he lias equipped her with a program 
of gowns no plunder uould shoot 
for unless he knew th*» calibre of 
his game. Several of the creations 
which adorned Miss Wilso^n would 
have done for downstage, center, at 
the Winter Garden or the New Am- 
sterdam. 

The show is short on specialties, 
having only one outside the work of 
the industrious principals. Two 
boys playing banjos twiddled awav 
a valuable 15 minutes. They didn't 
look as though they belonged. May- 
be they didn't, for there were some 
numbers on the program that did 
not show, and the boys may have 
been drafted from a small-time 
agency for an emergency fill-in. 

The finish of the show came in 
scarlet uniforms to the hipline ami 
milk- white tights, the footlights 
were doused and the house lamps 
threw enouch to make a verv dash- 
lng effeet thrown un again into high 
when all kilowatts were shot In, and 
(lie whole made a staggering picture 
for the Jaded eye. Miss Wilson in the 
centre dominating it. 

Tho chorus maneuvers all through 
could stand the touch of a director- 
There isn't much attempted in them 
now, and ao going after the accepted 
modem style of dlstinctifylng en- 
sembles in poses and dances. The 
chorus operates with more spe d 
than impressiveness. It is kept too 
much upstage for real burlesque 
taste. A fast, well put on chorus 
number in "one," where th<> banjo 
foolishness broke the show in half 
would have had value. 

When a chorus fails to stand out 
In a (list rate burlesque show the 
enterprise is tloughingh known and 
certain a^sft. Here is one which 
has wardrobe good enough for any 
(Continued on n. <c 2?. ) 



TID BITS OF 1920. 

Imv Rransy Harry Stftpp* 

Jttrob Knhen Muny Leonard 

Peter \ 

Blackston« Coke X Dick T.ancaater 

Harry l-*wl» Sidney Erlin 

Mrs. Bernstein Hadle Banks 

Lillian Daisy Harris 

Koaie Maricy Meyers 

Annie Nettie Knlss 

Mr. Benjamin Billy Gray 

OrobeSUra Leader By Himself 

E. Thos. Beattys "Tid liits ot 
1920" at the Olympic this week, 
gives every indication that it will 
finish well up among he leaders 
on the American circuit when the 
final count -up comes at the end of 
the season. It's a specialty show in 
the main, with plenty of good, old- 
fashioned hoko comedy that made 

'em laugh consistently throughout 
the show Tuesday night, with three 
or four bits landing for wows of 
the house rocking type. Harry 
Steppe is the featured comic. He 
does a Hebraic characte through- 
out opening with crepe beard for 
a few seconds, which, however, is 
discarded for a mustache and horn- 
rimmed specs during the rest of 
th show. The show has a novel 
opening. It's pretty hard; appar- 
ently, for any burlesejue show to be 
able to boast of that, but "Tid Bits'* 
has it alright, and is entitled to a 
big boost alone on that account. 

Instead of the usual procession 
of numbers, Murry Leonard, who 
also assumes the Hebraic character 
after tho chorus has sung the cur-» 
tain raising ensemble, asks Mr. 
Ste.»pe why he is wearing a beard. 
Steppe answers to make him appear 
funny, also so that the audience 
won't mistake him for an Irish 
comedian. There's a short ex- 
change of dialog, during which 
Leonard argues Steppe out of the 
crepe proposition, telling him it's 
old-fashioned, etc, that 'Tid Bits" 
is a modern show, to which line of 
gab Steppe finally yields. All of 
this is supposed to *^e part of a 
rehearsal, Dick Lancaster playing 
the role of the stage manager, a 
sort of cha.acter-straight, bossing 
the works, and in addition to feed- 
ing the comics, getting laughs on 
his own account. Lancaster is ver- 
satile and handles comedy like a 
veteran. 

Sadie Banks does a Hebrew char- 
acter also, with a slight dialect, and 
in all very legitimately played. Miss 
Banks is a good comedienne, who, 
like the rest of the cast, under- 
stands burlesque thorour^ily. and 
through that knowledge is enabled 
to make the most of every comedy 
opportunity. Daisy Harris is the 
soubret. She is a real dancer, one 
of the two-footed kind, who can 
tackle anything in the hooting line 
and get away with it, with a 
marked inclination to Jazz itr up 
strong all the time. 

Margy Meyers, the ingenue, 
cashes in heavily on looks. She's 
a hrunet of the pony type, who can 
put over a number, and holds at- 
tention every tecond she is on by 
virtue of a natural air of refine- 
m nt and a figure that makes an 
eyerfilllng picture in tights. And 
besides these assets, Miss Meyers 
is a pianist who can rag it with 
the best of 'em. playing in the 
modern r pianola-like style, with 
genuine expression and minus fak- 
ing. The fourth of the quartet of 
principal women is Nettie Knise, a 
slender blonde, with a voice, who 
liko Miss Meyers, with whom she 
does several doubles, carries her- 
self with a daintiness of manner 
that stamps everything she does 
with tho seal of refinement. 

Sidney Krlin, tho Juvenile, does 
the usual utility bitP, singing well 
and contributing a specialty in the 
second part that includes a neatly 
executed essense of Old Virginia, 
Tuesday night there wert 16 choris- 
ters on view. They're a great 
bunch, this "Tid Bit" chorus, sin- 
gly and collectively. At least 10 
of the 16 are expert shimmiers, 
with r couple going pretty close to 
»he limit in the shoulder shaking 
thing, but doing it so guilelessly 
that it would be a hard-hearted 
Puritan to take exception to the 
wiggling. 

Of course, there's some familiar 
business am' gags in the show. 
What would a burlesque frolic be 
without them? Among the an- 
cients dug up, redressed a bit and 
put over for heavy comedy returns 
is "Irish Justice" with Steppe do- 
ing th?> Judge, Dick Lancaster the 
lawyer and Miss Banks and Miss 
Knise tho prisoners. Miss Banks 
does a sort of scrio-cornic char- 
acter of a drunken woman in this 
bit with a touch of tlu dramatic 
that for all of its travesty nature 
is played in a semi-legitimate style 
that mlnglea pathos with the laughs 
and reaches right over the foot- 
lights to the last row. 

A comedy singing sextet in the 
second part, with Harry Steppe 
playing a harmonica, Miss Knise a 
uke, Miss Harris a guitar, Leonard 
a bazoo, and Miss M"\» is. Ml ■ 
Banks and Sidney Erlin slngingi 
furnishes a capital specialty. Oth- 
er! that help to brighten tin 1 «how 
are a singing and piano playing 
turn by Misses Meyers and Kn 
a talking act by Bteppe and Lan- 
■'•;• and several numbers led by 

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No. 8 



Last month wlicn before the San- 
tos & Artigas circus closed in Ha- 
vana for reorganization for the road 
amatrmising Incident occurred. Sel- 
ena Selwina, a German strong 
woman and weight lifter, was with 
the show and like most 01 the per- 
formers, cooked her own meals. 
Purchasing a live chicken, she start- 
ed to her stopping pla o, but the 
hen expired before sh. reached 
there! Uack to the shop she went, 
but speaking no Spanish and little 
English, there ensued a terrific ar- 
gument. The shopkeeper resorted 
to "mamma." but for once it didn't 
work. Selwina v.allopeu the man 
with the dead thicken and knocked 
him cold. The judge, after hearing 
yards of language, ordered the man 
to give the strong girl a live fowl. 

Eddie Reye (Uaye And Cava- 
naugh) withdrew from the Arcadia, 
Jacksonville. Fla., last November 
due to illness and was confined to a 
local hospital. Bart McIIugh, agent, 
sent word to the manager of the 
house to look after and inform him 
how his condition was progressing. 
The next word from the manager 
to uMcHugh stated that Ilaye had 
left the hospital entirely recovered, 
but left no further information. 
McIIugh has been trying to locate 
Itaye since. 



Mao Murray is considering for- 
•aking the screen in favor of the 
legitimate stage. Negotiations have 
opened for her possible engagement 
with the new musical show of Wil- 
rier & Komberg, "Three Kisses," due 
in the near future. Miss Murray is 
at present tied to a picture contract. 
She has been away from the stage 
for about six years. "Kisses" wiTKgo 
into rehearsal next week. 

Marie Bac, a picture actress, was 
awarded a verdict of $300 and costs 
by a Jury in the City Court of Al- 
bany last week in an action against 
Robert P. Murphy, proprietor of the 
Kenmore hotel. Trunks of the ac- 
tress, valued at over $1,000 were 
stolen from the hotel 4 in August, 
1919. I*ater a bellboy employed by 
the hotel was arrested for the rob- 
bery. An appeal will be taken by 
the hotel. 



The three New York men who 
were arrested for robbing the Bard- 
avon theatre. Poughkeepsle, were 
•riven sentences of from one to five 
years in prison last week in the 
Supreme Court. The trial of the 
leader was nearing an end when he 
asked leave to plead guilty and the 
others followed suit. A fourth man 
who was Implicated escaped. 

Tyson, the ticket broker, has 
taken over tho building formerly oc- 
cupied by Kdward dropper. Inc., tho 
luggage Specialist a* 208 Wc:;' 42d 
street. Edward dropper is now 
located at 1390 Broadway, having 
taken over all appurtenances of tho 
Monroe Trunk Co. * 



M. S. Bentham, who broke his leg 
last week at French Lick, will have 
to remain at the resort for a couple 
of weeks, until able to travel. Mr. 
Bentham was on the running track 
in frout of tlie hot'd when he 
•llpp- d. 



Harry Van 
ixtj on the 



Cteve is again appear- 
Krilfa Circuit, with 
•Pete." his mul.'. after having spent 
over two years ;( t Saranac Lake. N. 
T.i recovering from an Illness that 
a* ore Urne UireaXei;ed liJs' : retire- 
ment from tl.c stage. 



Frank Quigg, the old tune partner 
of tho late George Fuller Golden, Is 
still at the Infirmary, St. Louis. A 
report Kpread Mr. QUigg WttS at 
Baranac, x. y. n<. wants to hoar 
from hi.", friends 

Ednie Darling left b"f wce,< for 

Atlantic i ■ in recover front his 
recent Illness lie is expected b.n-k 
the em] o| i ii : w »•#•:.. 

Phil p Dion is managing the Ly- 
ceum, Bayonne, S. J., replacing J. 

O'N'ei!. w> o is now in charge of the 
Iferrlek, Jamaica. 1.. I. 



"LIGHTNINV 

They say It never hits twice in the same place. And that is about as 
true of the play called "Llghtnin"' as of the stuff that comes darting 
from the azure dome. "Lightnln' " is the biggest enduring success of 
modern times, now souvenir-programing its thousandth performance, 
and it is dubious whether another exactly like it would run a month. 



In any other business but that of the stage, when someone Invents a 
telephone or an automobile or a phonograph or a monkey-wrench, others 
can take the model and manufacture the product identically and in quan- 
tity. On the stage the aggregated experts of the universe car study, 
contemplate and observe, but cannot copy. They may imitate, but they 
cannot duplicate. 



That is because machinery is machinery, and plays are nerves, flesh, 
blood, vibrations and sensibilities. 



Who knows why "laghtnin"' is an eighth wonder? Maybe because of 
Frank Iiacon. There are other actors as great as F.acon. Maybe be- 
cause of Winchell Smith. There arc other authors as great as Smith. 
Maybe because of the story. There are lots of greater stories. Maybe 
because of the atmosphere. The same atmosphere has failed bluntly and 
quickly many times. Mayo because of all of these In combination. Yes. 
The combination must be it. 



Stage successes are so fragile that the turn of a phrase, the look In an 
eye.' a -buckle aptly drawn, a rejoinder aptly placed, may swing a million 
dollars or make an immortal or a flock of them. "Uit no one living knows 
in.advance, beyond a few elementary axioms of the business— and these 
are not even always reliable— what will and what will not. There isn't 
anything on the stage that hasn't made successes and killed them. Sex 
subjects have Jammed theatres and have kept them empty; homely plays 
have drawn like mat. and have made millions stay away; melodrama has 
l.eei. worshipped and has been avoided; farce has paid and has ruined; 
triangles have made this producer rich and that one poor. 



•'Lightnin'" gives one a great evening'; entertainment, but It has no 
"punch"; there have been "punch" plays that failed to give entertain- 
ment. They say western actresses are disliked in New York. Jane Oaker, 
a western entity, is the outstanding hit In F.acon's support. 



The prohibitionists are raving .because the play Is a success, and it ends 
with the kindly, adorable "stew," happy, on top, and going to it with a 
schooner of brew in his hand. Yet they say prohibitionists are powerful — 
one wrote a letter to a Chicago paper recently and said the Anti-Saloon 
League was stronger than the government — and the prohibitionists have 
failed to dent this phenomenal run. On the other hand, it can't be that 
the anti-dry sentiment helps much, because plays written on that subject 
entirely have flopped. 



Summing it all up, nobody knows Just why. That's the reason for the 
many failures — guessing and gambling dgainst the unknown factor. 
That's the reason for a few theatrical fortunes — hitting it lucky. The 
theatre's biggest money hit in New Y'ork today, a musical show, is 
nothing like what it was intended or projected to be at all, and it is a 
sensation — combinations of circumstances intervened for it as they did 
for "Lightnin' "._ Meanwhile a thousand others will be staying on two 
aces, others will be drawing to "inside straight" — one playing safe, the 
other "pulling" for a miracle — then discarding their hands and plf ying 
off for the vanished "stacks," while a neighbor standing pat on two deuces 
or boob filling up on a three-card buy will gather in the pot. 



LATEST "FORD" JOKES. 

I 

Henry Ford is getting- himself some brackish limelight through attack- 
ing the Jews. There are numerous comedians who are getting some 
laughs that way — and perhaps from Ford followers they are getting ap- 
plause. Ford is wrong. *But in his misguided, stupid, asinine way he at 
least has the one alibi that he thinks is "useful." The comics who ridicule 
Jews haven't that saving grace. 



Buried In a report of a big-time vaudeville show in Chicago last week 
was some comment on a young woman who, in an effort to "entertain," 
permitted a colored maid on the stage to say, "I discarded that hat be- 
cause It made me look too Jewish." That paragraph, when read by offi- 
cials of the Orpheum Circuit, caused some blue smoke over the wires, 
and tho nifty was left thereafter in the garbage box whence it came. 



Was it necessary for headquarters to act on a thing as crassly obvious 
as that? Couldn't anyone claiming that eagerly overworked noun, 
"artist," discern It was a slap In the face of every patron of Jewish blood 
and any other person of normal mentality? 



Good natured satire, wholesome lampooning, need generally not be 
specifically attached to any race, but may be without offense. The Scotch 
laugh hardest at Lauder, and tho Jews at Fannie Brice, kidding their own 
relations. But there is no cruelty in their words. They stay within tholr 
own lines Instead of projecting odious comparisons. 



A male single in vaudeville, also playing the middle west, told an ex- 
tremely vicious story about a rabbi until he was recently stopped. lie, 
also, works in blackface. The story could have been told Just as well 
about an Irishman or a C.erman, but wouldn't have been laughable then. 
That proves that certain distorted wit. not of itself possessing any comedy- 
virtues, may extort impulsive laughter when applied to the Jews, who 
have through history been the oppressed and the driven, and are therefore 
the most logical "goats" for illegitimate clowning. 



Sano and- sound advice to artists who select their own material would 
suggest that they eliminate as far as possible any racial references, espe- 
cially as to the Jew, because the word "Jew" takes In not only a race, but 
a religion, and religion is a forbidden topic for public buffooneries. 



Let Ford have a monopoly on the tin -ran gags as well as the tin-can 

flivvers! 



If the artists want to joke, why not get some new ones about Ford — 
that Ford who made hi* worknvn believe he was a Moses among mechan- 
ics and then set GO, out) of them down so hard that they have yet to re- 
cover from the shock of a high wage and no work? In the making of the 
Bolshevist, how many of Ford's thrown-out f»0,000 workmen will believe 
what Ford says about the Jew or what Ford workmen are now saying 
about Ford. Can the flivver gig. but any other gag about Ford should 
}><■ a laugh. 

WILL THE RAILROADS REDUCE FARES? 

The war taught a lot of peOfrte a lot of things xhey hadn't ought to 
know. One of these was tli<- lesson to the railroads, that the peoplo who 
Use tlem need them as badly as the roads need the people. Once upon a 
time party rates and concessions were granted because railway lines 
competed for patronage. The government combined them under one unit 
• luring the fracal ar<l taught tie rn that If none went after business they 
would aggregate .is much ;<s if ;iii wont after business. 

T*»* war math* the railroads a "trust" in all the unsavory character of 
that word as it was popularly used by Teddy KoOsevelt, They are sitting 
back, making no individual effort lo speak i<f economizing, and fattening 
i.*p on their new knowledge that travelers must travel and do not do so to 
accommodate passenger agents. 



Theatrically, this is an • ■ ,•• illy discouraging situation, because the- 
atrical travelers must go everywhere and cannot largely discriminate, as 
can tourists, whs have mere"*electlve and differential latitude. On the' 



oth< r hand, the player is hardest lilt by the problem because the . 
does the most traveling. 



However, the roads are now "on their own," and if means can be As* 
vised where certain roads can be made to feel a heavy fall-off, the situa- 
tion is not hopeless. The weaker roads could bo forced to make conces- 
sions if they were avoided by an organized understanding. Then they 
would have to fight for business; then they would have to fight with 
lower fares, as they did long ago. when one road charged one price for 
the best and the other In proportion to what it furnished. This would 
bring the foremost roads to compete with the minor ones, as cut rates are 
always strong opposition. Thus an adjustment mignt be actuated. The 
only other remedy Is combined pressure to Influence special legislation. 



As it is, with the item of millions riding in the air and nothing done 
about it except grumbling and paying the excessive rates, taxes, extras 
and more extras, the roads are sitting pretty, getting twice as much as 
before and spending nothing to get it. In order to get a man's attention 
: "•• mu#1 hoJp him or hurt him. Helping the roads has not seemed to 
create any reciprocal effusion. How about hurting a lew of them until 
they take some notice? 



GOOD GAMBLING DOPE. 

A correspondent to the Investment Bureau of the Now York "Tribune," 
Who sits himself down as "An Actor," asks advice on investments in 
stocks. He says he la earning |t&0 a week and has contracts which will 
yield him $10,000 on his present engagement. What he wants to know is 
this: Shall he buy certain Issues (none of those he specifies is included 
in the amusement group) of common stock now paying dividends and 
which promise returns both In an investment way and as speculations 
for profit on any temporary advance. > 



The "Tribune's" financial expert says in part In his reply: "Unless you 
are a practical speculator and can watch the market, we advise you to 
keep i way from commo. stocks for the present. Jiuy a bond or a pre* 
ferred stock." Then he suggests bonds and preferred (Income insured) 
slocks which he believes are safe. 



In snother piece on the same page the "Tribune" says: "The thing for 
the lamb Investor to do is what we have been pounding into him ever 
since we started this column — namely, to buy only those securities so well 
secured as to principal and Interest or dividends that he need not care a 
whoop what the price is. But the lambs will not listen. They go right 
ahead trying to shear the wolves, and there Is weeping and walling. The 
wolves lick their chops," , 



Variety subscribes to this philosophy of financial Investment. But 
Variety knows the Times square amateur dabbler too well to believe that 
It will be followed. The theatrical "tapeworm" is an inveterate player 
of the 100-to-l shot. No stock proposition is attractive to him as a rule 
that does not promise to make a pair of high boots out of a shoestring in 
a hurry. This type of speculator is hopeless, Just plain "boob," and 
neither deserves nor gets any sympathy. But there lj another kind of 
Times square lamb. lie loses Just as surely, only It takes longer to hreak 
him. This Is the ticker bug who Is tho Incurable optimist. When his 
speculations go up he revels in paper profits and holds on for more. 
When his plays go wrong, he is worried, but hopeful, and in consequence 
gets himself hooked so deep in a falling market that ho can't bring him- 
self to take so large a loss and sends good money after bad until he gets 
to the end of his string and his brokers close him out. Even If he has 
enough monoy to take up his stock by complete purchase, he wishes end- 
less worries on himself and is likely to have all his assets tied up In- 
definitely, assets which he could turn over at a good profit If he had them 
available for his own proper business. 



It seems to be an unfailing characteristic of birds of thin plumage that 
they will not take a loss or a gain anywhere, hoping always to increasa 
the gain or recover the loss. 



It is en axiom of the professional speculator and market operator that 
"you can't catch them either at the top or at the bottom." In conse- 
quence most successful traders are satisfied with a few points profit and 
close out their long or short lines at a fair gain. They do not Operate to 

make a million, but arc satisfied with a quick, frequent turnovor for small 
profits. 



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Also— and this Is the important point — they accept their losses quite 
as promptly. Variety knows only one theatrical man playing the board 
in a speculative way who came out of the recent slump with a profit. 
He bought 100 Retail Stores at 49 and dropped it quick on a momentary 
bulge to 52. He said he intended to buy again at 49 and repeat tho 
manoeuver. If he did he Intended to retire if the stock went to 47. 



The stock has not yet been down to 49, so the deal never went through. 
But If It had and then gone to 47, the speculator would have been out 
$200 plus commissions and Interest (less than $2G0). 



Even st thet, think how much better a position he would be In than 
those buyers of Loew at $28 or more and Famous Players at $112 who* 
held on. They have the stock and they have to hold on to it until it goes 
back to somewhere near the purchase price. Meanwhile they are not 
certain their transactions ever will even themselves up. They are paying; 
high Interest if their stocks are up on margin, and many probably hnve 
had to buy them outright. The banks won't take them as collateral for 
loans. 



An enormous number of speculators were hooked In on Central Leathff 
Just after Its sensational drop from better than $116 to $75. Most were 
still holders when it crashed to 37. It may be two years before they can 
get out even. How much better to have taken a loss a few points down 
from the buy at $75. The buy could have been repeated anywhere be- 
tween $75 and $37. How much even better to have stayed out of the 
market in the first place, or have made their purchases on the has s out- 
lined In the comments made by the "Tribune." 



However, there is no idea that show people ever will place tie ir money 
on a conservative Investment basis, but they may as well take advantage 

of whatever percentage of the game is in their favor, and that is, getting 
out before they are firmly hooked up, and turning "paper profits' into 
currency with some reasonable promptness. 



A DECISION ON "MUTUALITY" 

Do not let anybody tell you that "mutuality" is understood in fl oofH 
tract. Variety, in last week's issue, called the attention of piayers to the 
n< « essity of having th< ir contracts with agents, managers, representatives, 
[.inducers, etc., drawn by a capable lawyer, and drawn so to as put tho 
party oi the fir. t part" under obligation to perform certain »pe< Iflc duifc* 
Thai is the point specific. 

"Mutuality" is brought up again thus early because there has com< to 

li^ht In tie- courts a derision which has a direct bearing on the subject. 
The case Involved a lumber deal, and the .Supreme Court of Oregon. In 
i i sing on tin? matter, said: "Much error would be saved if the courts 
would stop confusing 'mutuality' in contracts with 'certainty of consider* 

ation." And further: "It is a wil established rule of law that courts' 
rdiould incline where N u«di a construction is f< I Me '.o constrie a con* 

tract ni favor of ^mutuality." 

This would seem t«> settle the matter, but it doesn't. An artist would 
have to go Into •COUrt, in case an agent sued him for un unearned eom- 
mission under th«- terms of a Onc*sldcd contract, and [novo there was no 

(Continued on Pegs 18.) 



YIDDISH PLAYS HIT BY SLUMP; 
25 P. C OF ACTORS ENGAGED 



$40,000 Loss in Philadelphia, $15,000 in Chelsea, 
Mass. — Cleveland House Forced to Close — Chi- 
cago Patronage Far Below Last Year's. 



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The Yiddish theatres in America 
have gone through a divided 
"slump" in the last few months, 
and business conditions in New 
York and on the road have not 
been dissimilar from the business 
attendant upon American attrac- 
tions on tour, according to Reuben 
Guskin. manager of tho Hebrew 
Actors' Union, Section 1. 

As an example of the slump In 
Philadelphia. Mr. Guskin admitted 
the season of Yiddish repertoire at 
the Metropolitan theatre had caused 
that management a loss of $40,000 
en the entire season. The cernpany 
engaged in New York appeared 
under a new impresario In Phila- 
delphia, who, although never be- 
fore in the show business, was a 
well established business man In 
the furniture line, by the name of 
Rasch. With the count on the 
losses totaling $40,000, he finally 
decided to abandon the project, and 
the company was dismissed shortly 
before Christmas. 

Chelsea Company Closed. 

Four weeks ago Mr. Guskin also 
stated the Chelsea Theatre Co., 
operating in Chelsea, Mass., was 
forced to discontinue after 14 or 15 
weeks with the concern owing the 
Hebrew actors about $15,000. 

A peculiar angle on conditions 
as they exist between the Hebrew 
Actors' Union and any concern 
which may engage Us members is 
suggested by Guskin in the fact 
that the concern is Indebted to It 
for the stipulated sum. 

It appears when the project was 
first broached the Hebrew Actors' 
Union official was loathe to give 
his consent to a company being 
taken there. The matter was finally 
adjusted with the Chelsea concern 
depositing a bond of $10,000 guar- 
anteeing the actors against loss. 
The poor business caused a sus- 
pension of salaries, and according 
to Mr. Guskin, the union is now 
trying to collect the bond. 

Chicago Business Bsd. 

In Chicago business also is off. 
Mr. Guskin declares, being worse 
this year with one theatre operat- 
ing as against two last year. It 
is only recently, Mr. Guskin said, 
with Joseph Kessler coming out In 
a new attraction, that business has 
shown any tendency of Increasing. 

In Cleveland, the Globe Is the 
home of Yiddish drama, and there 
the lack of patronage caused the 
management to close the house for 
a fortnight following the holidays. 
A new company has been organized 
and will be sent out. 

Mr. Guskin said earlier 1n the 
season as many as 40 or 45 mem- 
bers out of a total of 200 In the 
membership of Section 1 have been 
out of work. At present, a small 
percentage is unengaged, while an 
effort is being made to send these 
artists out as far as the coast. 



ALVIN, PITTSBURGH, 
ATTACHES "RITZ GIRL" 



Show Closes— May Reopen 
Next Month. 



Pittsburgh, Jan. 12. 

Lew Fields'^ "Poor Little Ritz 
Girl 1 ' closed at" the Alvin Saturday 
after several attachments had been 
placed against the show. The total 
amount of claims is not large, and 
It Is stated that the show will re- 
open next month in Philadelphia. 

The production is held here at the 
Alvin under an attachment of 
$3,000 claimed by the theatre man- 
agement as money given out at the 
box office. This attachment was 
made Saturday; also one for $1,000 
on a claim by Ned Wayburn. A 
prior attachment during the week 
on a claim of the New York Cal- 
cium Light Co. called for $2,000. 

This is the second time lately a 
theatre management has held a 
production through attachment on 
the claim of money advanced. In 
Boston "Vogues and Vanities" was 
attached by the Shuberts. In that 
matter also a prior attachment was 
made and the state courts upheld 
the prior attachment to the amount 
of the claim, goods being turned 
over to the claimant. 

In both cases the theatres acted 
on the theory of possession being 
"nine points in the law." 



NEW MARCUS SHOW. 



Famous Road Impresario 
Lsit to Do Book. 



Signs 



CUT IN ADMISSIONS 
FOR OHIO BUSINESS 

sjg 

Canton Reports Theatres 
Holding Up, Notwithstand- 
ing Trade Depression. 



Canton. ()., Jan. 12. 

With the exception <»f tho bigger 
musical comedies, road shows play- 
ing the Grand here are getting $L' 
lv»p. Until last week $2.50 top was 
demanded, but with the coming of 
"Nightie Night" and "The Rainbow 
Girl" a reduction of 50 cents was 
| announced. 

With the industrial situation 
playing havoc with road companies 
making Ohio, Western Pennsylvania 
and West Virginia. $2 top is plenty, 
according to managers. 

Attendance in theatres here shows 
but little falling off despite the fact 
that none of the larger metal work- 
ing plants are operating. It looks 
as if $2 top will prevail the balance 
of this season at least. 

"Irene," "Mary," "Abraham Lin- 
coln," "Adam and Eva" and other 
recent Broadway successes may get 
$2.50 here, at Akron and Youngs- 
town, because the people are will- 
ing to pay this price, as it is cheaper 
to do so than to go to Cleveland to 
view them. 



ERLANGER LEASING IN SYRACUSE; 
SPLITS WEEK WITH BURLESQUE 



Takes Bastable for Legit Attractions — Commences 
March 24— Columbia Wheel Shows First Half 

Each Week, 

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MANAGER'S WIFE IS 
ATTACKED IN HOME 



Invites Soldiers as Guests. 
Attacked and Robbed. 



GRACE DREW'S SECOND 
MARRIAGE ALSO FAILS 



Chicago, Jan. 12. 

A. B. Marcus has contracted with 
Jack Lait to write his "Revue of 
1921," which will open next sum- 
mer in the east and will play re- 
turns over his annual coast-to- 
coast route, coming into Chicago 
for a run later. 

There will be a number of now 
principals, though Mike Sacks, fea- 
tured comedian, will continue to 
carry the comedy lead. The num- 
ber as well as the character of the 
company will be increased. 

Marcus has made Bronson and 
Baldwin an offer to Join, in which 
event they will be starred. The 
new show is tentatively called "Kip 
Van Winkle, Jr." 

The company this year has broken 
all its past records. It has played 
501 weeks in 10 years. 



STAGE "DOWN EAST" ENDS. 



Counnihan & Shannon Drop $12,000 
on Tour, Including Canada. 



REPAIRING HELENE JESMER 



Four Specialists at Work as Result 
of Auto Smash. 



"Way Down East," the spoken 
drama which has been out for 16 
weeks, closed in Toronto Saturday. 
Tho show had been in Canadian 
territory for about five weeks and 
found the going particularly hard, 
with the disfavor with which Amer- 
ican shows are regarded in the east 
probably figuring. 

"'ho show is reported to have 
netted a profit of $is,00.> last sea- 
son. I'p to the time of closing it Is 
said to have dropped around $12,(100 
this season. Counnihan & Shannon 
had the piece out. 



Seattle, Jan. 12. 

Four of the greatest specialists in 
America are going to save the face 
and figure of Helen* learner, 
"Greenwich Village Follies" girl, 
who was injured in an auto smash- 
up several weeks ago. Miss Jesmer 
is a Seattle girl. Her jaw bone was 
broken. 

Rubber bands fastened to her 
teeth drew her jaw bone back into 
place. That was the work of one 
specialist. Two ugly cuts on her 
knees were treated by another spe- 
cialist. The most painful and dan- 
gerous of her injuries was a blood 
riot on her eye, and another spe- 
cialist is attending to that. It is 
nearly gone. A fourth specialist 
is removing the paralysis that re- 
sulted on the left side of her face. 



Seeking Divorce From James 
H. Brown, Denverite 



Denver, Jan. 12. 
Local society was startled when 
it was disclosed Mrs. Grace D. 
Brown, formerly Grace Drew prima 
donna of "The Chocolate Soldier," 
•Alma. Where Do You Live?" ant. 
other pieces, had filed suit for 
divorce from James H. Brown, Den- 
ver attorney, clubman, politician 
and descendant of Colorado's pio- 
neer aristocracy. The a;. .on was 
tiled in the county court Dec. 22, 
but had been suppressed and sur- 
rounded in secrecy. 

The aetress-wife charge- Mr. 
Brown with mental cruelty, consist- 
ing of moroseness and refjsal to 
speak to her for days at a time, 
also that her husband has failed to 
support her for more than a year. 
Brown was divorced from his first 
wife, Sept. 8, 1313. In the same 
year Grace Drew obtained a divorce 
from John W. Drew of St. Louis. 
At that time she was quoted as 
having said: 

"I'll never try it again. Artists 
should never marry — particularly 
actresses. Business men as hus- 
bands are Impossible. They i e 
dry, prosaic, hopelessly unromantic. 
A woman of artistic temperament 
can't be happy married because 
marriage and home ties bind her 
down. I want to live like a man { n 
perfect freetrom and be able to 
earry on my work as I please." 

Graco Drew was a great favorite 
locally, particularly after her ap- 
pearance in "Alma, Where Do You 
Live?" in the Tabor In 1913. Their 
marriage, like the filing of the 
divorce action, was shrouded in 
secrecy. 



Denver, Jan. 12. 

Mystery surrounds the attack late 
Saturday night upon Mrs. J. B. 
Melton, wife of J. B. Melton, man- 
ager of the Colonial here and well- 
known amusement man. by two uni- 
dentified soldiers, said to have been 
invited to her home for an even- 
ings' entertainment. 

Mrs. Melton was drugged, at- 
tacked and robbed, according to po- 
lice, he was discovered .still under 
the effects of the drug, said to have 
been administered by the soldiers, 
shortly before midnight, when Mr 
Melton returned from the Colonial. 
Her arms were scratched and her 
body covered with bruises. The 
room gave evidence of a struggle, 
with torn clothing and buttons from 
soldiers" uniforms on the floor. 

First, it is said, Mrs. Melt on told 
her husband that a woman had at- 
tacked her, but later investigation 
of the affair by the police was de- 
clared to have disproved the asser- 
tion. A search of the apartment 
disclosed $350 in jewelry had been 
taken, including a diamond platinum 
lavalliere and a diamond ring. 

Mrs. Melton later said that she 
had met the soldiers in front of the 
Colonial as she was leaving after 
the first performance, and invited 
them home, where they played the 
phonograph for several hours. One 
then went to the drug store, leav- 
ing her in the parlor in company 
of the other. 

Upon his return she asked them 
if they would like r?omethlng to eat 
and went into the kitchen to pre- 
pare sandwiches. Then one placed 
a towel around her neck. She be- 
lieved it was a Joke until aware she 
was being drugged. The struggle 
is thought to have ensued at this 
time. She remembered vaguely of 
attempting to stab one of them with 
a hatpin. 

Mrs. Melton was unable to give 
the names of the men to Chief of 
Detectives Rinker, but offered com- 
plete descriptions. Both civil and 
military officials are casting out a 
dragnet for her assailants. 



Syracuse, N; Y., Jan. 12. 
Closing of the contract which will 
return the Bastable theatre to the 
ranks of the legit houses .n the city 
was announced Tuesday by Man- 
ager Stephen Bastable. A. L. Er- 
langer secures the theatre. That 
confirms the exclusive reports in 
Variety during the last two months. 

The Bastable v.'ll open as the 
local Erlanger theatrical link 
March 24. The contract is for a 
term of years. The Erlanger at- 
tractions will be shifted from the 
Empire here at th*» expiration of 
the lease held by the Empire The- 
atre Co. March 20. 

The closing of the booking agree- 
ment means, it is believed, that the 
offer of Walter Snowden Smith, 
owner of the Empire, to permit an 
extension of th^ lease until the con- 
clusion of the present theatrical 
season, will be declined by the Em- 
pire Co., of which Erlanger is half 
owner. The other half interest, it 
\& understood, is owned by the es- 
tate of M. E. Wolff of Rochester 

One clause of the contract assures 
that the Bastable theatre for its 
half bookings will have only the 
best attractions. 

The new agreement is not a part- 
nership contract in any sense, and 
neither will it effect the existing 
program which give- the Columbia 
Wheel burlesque shows to the play- 
horse fo- the first three days of tho 
week. The Columbia shows will re- 
r ain a* the B stable. The com- 
bination of burlesque and legit, has 
been satisfactorily tested at tho 
Gayety, Utica, for several seasons, 
ho final K and E. bocking at the 
Empire will be Dav.u Warfield in 
"Peter Grimm," closing March 19. 
The future of the Empire is prob- 
lematic: vaudeville and pictures 
have both been mentioned In con- 
nection with it. The third legit, 
combine might select the Empire as 
a local link. 



"FRIVOLITIES" TIED UP 



-PASSING SHOW PAIR WED. 

Gene Clinton and Everett Schneider 
Married on Stage in Boston. 



AUTHORS' FINAL REPORT. 

Dramatists' League Committee 
Ready with Findings. 



Boston, Jan. 1?. 

Genevieve Clinton, known on the 
stage as Gene Clinton, and of the 
'Passing Show" at the Shubert, was 
marri* d last week to Everett 
Schneider, the saxophone player of 
the orchestra. 

Tlie ceremony \v;is performed on 



Stfll Held for Actors' Claims, under 
Attachment. 



LEW FIELDS JUMPS IN. 

Pittsburgh, Jan. 12. 

L< \v Fields is to return to the 
stage, appearing in "Flue Byes*" a 
new piece showing here at tho Al- 
vin. The piece was product d by 
Fields und .Maurice Rose. 

The plan calla for the star to stop 
into tho role of the but lei- when the 
attraction plays Washington next 
Week. He has been quietly rehears* 
tag f<-r tho role, which has been 
bu:i? up to his proportions. 



CARUSO'S RETURN INDEFINITE 

Enrico Caruso will not sing again 
until not March, If then, from 
sources at tho Metropolitan opera 
house. 

Tho singer is recovering rabidly, 
according to statements Issued by 
his physicians. 



A meeting of the Dramatists' 
League is scheduled for today (Fri- 
day), at which the committee ap- 
pointed to investigate the relation 
of the playwrights to tho "closed 
shop" and other demands being 
made by tho Actors' Equity Asso- 
ciation will file its final report. 

. 7 "hn Emerson, president of tb' 
Equity, Is expected to be present in 
his official capacity to present his 
arguments in favor of the "closed 
shop." 

It may be stated unofficially, but 
with somo degree of authority, tho 
report of the committee of investi- 
gation will be unequivocally against 
the "closed shop." 



Kansas City, Jan. 9. 

The scenery, costumes and effects 
of the G. M. Anderson's "Frivoli- 
ties of 1920," seized by the sheriff 
on a writ of attachment in a suit 
brought by J. Marcus Keys, Chi* 
eago representative of the A. E. A., 
In an attempt to recover ' some 
$3,000 back salaries, are still in tho 
hands of tho law. Up to date the 
attorneys for tho Equity have been; 
unable to get legal service on An- 
derson. 

Frank Hill, the company man- 
ager, who remained here for several 
days after the company closed, has 
gone to California, where it is re- 
ported he will attempt to raise the 
money to settle the attachment and 
release tho property. Unless this 
is done the Equity lawyers say they 
will secure legal service by publi- 
cation and sell the stuff, in an at- 



FRITZ LIEBER RE-B00KED. 



Going Back to Lexington — Claims 
Shakesperean Record. 



the stage of the Shubert theatre. 

James Barton was best man and I tempt to satisfy the claims. 
Eddie Cantor gave the bride away. 
Schneiders home is in Chicago. 
[•his is his second marriage. MacGREGOR'S TWO. 

Edgar MacGregor will make two 

spring productions. The first goes 
into rehearsal this week with a cast 
headed by Amelia Bingham. It is 
called "The Dislocated Honeymoon," 
by Charles W. Belt This piece was 
tried out shortly before the talk of 
separation between Marc Klaw and 
A. T.. Erlanger was begun, and tho 
piece at the time was the sole prop- 
erty of K. A K. The** ■«.♦•'? i-« 4bvi*£ 
musical numbers Interpolated in the 
revived piece by Georgf Gershwin. 
The second play is called "A 
Night of Love." by Samuel R. Cold- 
ing. Next March is tho month set 



Arcade, Rochester, Dark. 

Rochester, X. Y., Jan. 12. 
The Arcade la dark this week. The 



W0LLF LEFT $385,000. 

Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 12. 
Martin E. Wollf, of the Lyceum 
theatre, who died recently, left an 
estate valued at $:is:..000. Of this 
$k:,,000 is in real 



Tho two- week season at tho Lex- 
ington of Fritz Lieber with Shakes- 
pearean repertoire was so well rc- 
garded financially he aas beer, re- 
booked into the house in March 
Lieber took to the road Monday 
claiming his New York showing to 
be one of the best on record for 
Shakespeare. 

Tho gross ran .around $10,000 for 
the first week. With the top at } for its production 
$1.50 and special cut rates offered 
the figure is considered very good 
A majority of the better seats were 
disposed of to educational bodies 
wilh tho Students getting one-third 
Oft. This pulled the top down to $1. 



Gotham Players bft after b twolln personal prope 

weeks' try. Another company may nie stein Wollf, is the principal 

attempt it heir. 



LOCAL "ROBIN HOOD." 

Syracuse, Jan. 12. 

"RObln Hood'* will be given f>r 

the week starting Jan. 31 at tho 

Empire. The performance will b6 

Boils Bothering Marc Klaw. under the auspices of the Knights 

Marc Klaw is Indisposed and has ! of Columbus, for tho building 6t a 

club house 

Local talent will appear in tho 
oper... which will have 100 persons 
in the companv 



estate and the rest! not been at his office with his CUi 
rty. Hli wife, Jvn- 'ternary regularity for several week 



s- 
s. 



It is said his ailment is an af 
ftlction of bolls. 













Friday, January 14, 1921 



LEGITIMATE 



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UNPROFESSIONALISM 
CHARGED TO BAYES 



Tannen Alleges Exclusive Ma- 
terial Continued in Show. 



According to the story coming 
but this week of the enforced de- 
parture of Julius Tannen from the 
Kora Bayes show, "Her Family 
iTree," at the Lyric, Tannen Is 
charging Miss Bayes with gross 
unprofesslonalism. through she, as 
the producer of the piece, in permit- 
ting Fred Raymond, Jr., to employ 
Vannen's exclusive material in his 
place and stead in the performance. 
The same story gives some insight 
into the rupture between Mr. Tan- 
nen and Miss Bayos, through which 
Miss, Bayes said, In a letter to 
newspapers last week, she had taken 
the matter to the Actors' Equity 
Association for arbitration. The 
same letter asked newspaper men 
to mention nothing concerning the 
incident until she (Miss Bayes) fur- 
ther advised them of the outcome. 
„To those conversant with the facts 
this was pronounced "nervy" on the 
part of Miss Bayes. Tannon, when 
questioned after seeing the Bayes 
letter last week, shown him by a 
Variety reporter, refused to com- 
ment upon it. He stated be might 
consent to Equity arbitration, if 
convinced arbitration was required 
in bis case. 

Th:*t case seems to be from the 
account that Tannen. who holds a 
contract for the run of the Bayes 
play without a cancellation clause, 
was given two weeks' notice, fol- 
lowing a matter in Philadelphia 
s< ized upon by Miss Bayes as an 
excuse for it. 

Later Miss Bayes ordered that no- 
tice be given him through reporting 
\ate. After the first few perform- 
ances at the Lyric, New York, Tan- 
nen was barred out of the house, 
back and front. He kept on re- 
porting dally. 

Tannen's portion of the perform- 
ance was monologiPtie, ho appear- 
ing often and consuming in all 
around 40 minutes as his share of 
the evening. During this time Tan- 
nen used a great deal of his own 
talking material, as a monologist. 
Mr. Raymond was given the Tan- 
nen part. Though unable to wit- 
ness the performance itself, through 
the barring, Tannen is said to have 
been Informed by friends that Ray- 
mond continued to use his material. 
Previous to the rupture between 
Miss Bayes and Tannen, both had 
been friendly, and Tannen was re- 
ported to have contributed quite 
some dialog and tdeaa to the show, 
after he opened with it at Detroit, 
where Its premiere occurred. Al 
Weeks, the Detroit newspaper man, 
wrote the book. In New York Bugs 
Baer added to the dialog, "Bugs" 
doing so at the request of Tannen. 
The point Tannen is deliberating 
over, or was, according to the story, 
is the possibility of any "notice" be- 
ing given him, without just cause, 
under a run of the play agreement. 
Tannen left vaudeville to Join the 
Bayes piece. 

HOLMES AND 'THE GHOST.' 

8tar'e Run of Play Agreement 
Enters Controversy. 



UNCLE SAM PROVIDES NEW TAX 

RETURN TO TRAP TRICKY SPECS 

Agency Must Report Itemized Statement Showing Box Office and Agency Price 
of Ticket — False Report Says Broker It Open to Three Charges, Involv- 
ing Penitentiary Term — Evasions, Possible Before, No More Available. 



Under pressure of the recent cam- 
paign against excess charging for 
theatre tickets alleged to be the 
practice among Broadway ticket 
brokers, the Internal Revenue De- 
partment has advised a new form of 
return to be made out by mail by 
all agencies and filed with the col- 
lector of the third district In New 
York. This form, known as 729-A, 
is a four page detailed affair. On 
the face there is little more than a 
system to secure complete Informa- 
tion of the agencies' business. But 
in back of the new system is a trap 
for all brokers who do not comply 
with the regulations of the revenue 

act, both as to the amount of tax 
returned to the collector and eva- 
sions of the law, and lays open to 
heavy penalty all offenders who un- 
der the old system it was impossible 
to detect. 

Brokers not complying with the 
regulations will be open to three 
penalties. First, for perjury or false 
swearing, which carries .. peni- 
tentiary term; second, for defraud- 
ing the government of taxes; third, 
$100 fine for failure to stamp tickets 
as required. The latter is the only 
count which the brokers could be 
caught on and a few sales at ex- 
cess rates would make up that sum. 

The new form is designed to actu- 
ally force all brokers to make daily 
Itemized statements, not only on the 
sale of all tlekets made by them, 
but the price paid for the ticket at 
the theatre, what it is sold at to the 
patron. This will enable the col- 
lector to check up at any time on 
the ticket stubs ordered kept at the 
theatres and verify the correctness 
of the brokers' returns. Under the 
old system of returns this was im- 
possible, for the broker simply re- 
ported his gross business of the 
month and the tax due. 

There were only three lines on the 
old returns. The seizure of an 
agency's books to point to divert- 
ing of taxes failed to be effective, 
since it was held by the courts that 
such testimony was incompetent be- 
cause the collector could not Identi- 
fy the particular Items of diversion 
amidst the bulking of the business 
and tax due. 

The important function of the new 
return form is to supply possible 
evidence for prosecution. Under 

KEEPING UP RATE FIGHT. 



the old form where a broker was 
caught he stood liable only to the 
$100 fine for not stamping tickets. 

Theatres are not concerned in the 
provisions of 72J-A, but there is a 
new additional form of return for 
theatres, too, known as 729 -B. 
which calls for the treasurer to de- 
tail the number of tickets sold 
brokers and the price for which 
they are sold. That is another 
check against the agencies' opera- 
tions. 

Confirmation of the reversal of 
opinion from the Internal Revenue 
Commissioner on the mattei of the 
stamping of all tickets sold by tele- 
phone order was made this week 
and the theatres have been advised 
to protect themselves fully by the 
United Managers' Protective Asso- 
ciation. 

The brokers must send a letter 
the form of which was designed by 
the Managers' Association absolving 
theatres from any responsibility 
from charging moro than 60 cents 
on such tickets, as outlined in Va- 
riety last week. Theatres are 
warned that unless such measures 
are taken the managers of houses 
are liable to arrest as well as the 
broker where such tickets are sold 
by telephone and stamped by the 
box office at 50 cents but charged 
to the patron at an excess. Several 
managers stated this week they 
would refuse to do business with 
any agency on such orders unless 

COHAN, ILL, MAY QUIT 

"MEANEST MAN" ROLE 



The controversy concerning Tay- 
lor Holmes and "The Ghost Be- 
tween," which closed In Pittsburgh 
a couple of weeks ago, following 
the indecision of whether it would 
be possible to replace Holmes in the 
piece before opening in New York 
or not, continues, though some con- 
clusion seems not far away. 

It is reported Stanley Sharpe and 
Charles Stewart, who own the show, 
have sold their interests, thereby 
annulling Holmes' contract and 
making it possible for a replace- 
ment, something that was out of 
the question in the former situation 
with a run of the play agreement 
held by Holmes, who had taken a 
dramatic role in the play. 

That the remainder of the cast 
with the "Ohost" piece, while break- 
ing in on the road, will be held in- 
tact is declared a certainty. 

It was expected last week the 
Opening date would be set in about 
a fortnight, but there is an uncer- 
tainty as to when the initial per- 
formance will take place. 



"ROSE GIRL" OUT AGAIN 

Atlantic City, Jan. 12. 
'The Rose Girl" is coming cut 
again. It is booke* at the Globe 
Jan. 20-22. The piece played At- 
lantic City earlier in the season, then 
was taken off. 



LEE SHUBERT EYES 
BARBEE'S, CHICAGO 

Movie House on Historic Site 
May Be Reconstructed. 



Brandon Tynan Succeeds Daly 
I in "The Tavern." 



«Ughtop- 

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N. Y. State Throws Matter Into 
U. 8. District Court. 



Albany, N. Y., Jan. 12. 

New York State has no intention 
of dropping Its fight against the 
3.6 rate because of recent adverse 
court decisions. 

An order was filed In the United 
States District Court at Utlca last 
week by Judge George W. Ray di- 
recting the United States Govern- 
ment and the Interstate Commerce 
Commission to show cause why an 
injunction should not be granted to 
New York State and Attorney Gen- 
eral Charles D. Newton, as an In- 
dividual, restraining the commis- 
sion from enforcing the increase in 
rates recently ordered. The order 
subpoenaes the defendants to ap- 
pear before three federal judges, 
convoked as a court, at a hearing 
at Norwich, Jan. 22. 

The order is based on the conten- 
tion of the State and the Attorney 
General that the 2-cent franchise 
rate is the only legal and constitu- 
tional one. The rate controversy 
promises to provide one of the long- 
est legal battles in the history of 
the State. 



George M. Cohan may leave 'The 
Me. nest Man in the World" in a 
few weeks because of an indisposi- 
tion which may require a slight 
eration. Pressure of othe 
tions being made ready is also a 
factor. Al'hough not set, early this 
week Wallace Eddinger may suc- 
ceed Cohan in "Meanest Man." Ed- 
dinger Is at present appearing in 
Cohan's new production, "Love and 
Learn," plans for which call for its 
temporary withdrawal for fixing. 

Mr. Cohan stepped into "The 

Meanest Man in the World" when 
that play was trying out of town 
last summer, being unable to secure 
a player to his liking for the lead. 
Probably due to his personal ap- 
pearance the piece has drawn big 
business and ranks with the leaders 
of„J3road way's non -musical group of 
offerings. The play was expanded 
from a vaudeville act of the same 
title. 

Arnold Daly will withdraw from 
Cohan's "The Tavern" Saturday, to 
be followed In the lead role by 
Brandon Tynan. Mr. Cohan stated 
that Daly and he agreed to disagree. 
This followed principally Daly'a de- 
sire to play special matinees of Ib- 
sen revivals at the Cohan theatre, 
where "The Tavern" Is In Its 16th 
week. 

Cohan said it was hard enough to 
get people to come and see Cohan 
productions, much less works of 
Ibsen. 



sure the agencies strictly held to the 
50-cent premium idea and in no 
case unless a letter was received 
from the agency. 

The result of a meeting between 
the Collector and representatives 
of theatres, brokers and the U. M. 
P. A., held at the Customs House, 
with regard to the proper return 
on tickets which had been ordered 
by brokers over tho telephone, and 
consequently could not be stamped, 
was finally decided upon. The Col- 
lector granted a request from the 
theatrical representatives to give 
them until Jan. 17 in which to in- 
stall a system of stamps and other 
accessories for checking up pur- 
poses. Me Bride s was represented 
by John McBride, Leonard Bergman 
for the New Amsterdam, Henry 
Young for the Globe, Tyson's, Llgon 
M. Johnson for the U. M. P. A., and 
Harry Nelms as president of the 
Treasurers* Club. 

The Collector specified that no 
penalty will be Imposed for late fil- 
ing of Form 729-A for November, 
but the same form for December. 
1920, and succeeding months must 
be filed on or before the last day 
of the month following that for 
which It Is due; otherwise the man- 
agement of certain theatres will 
make themselves liable to the pen- 
alties imposed by law on late filing 
of returns. 

The Collector concludes by stat- 
ing that the purpose of tho new 
Form 729-A to enable his office to 
make a "fair and accurate check" 
on tax payments by brokers. 

The final letter from tho Treas- 
ury Department, dated Jan. 5, was 
issued to the theatrical industry at 
large in New York, which follows: 
"With reference to the . oticc of 
instructions forwarded to you under 
date of Dec. 6, 1920, relative to the 
stamping of admission tickets sold 
by ticket brokers either direct or on 
written or telephone orders on thea- 
tre box-offices, you are hereby fur- 
ther advised tha* this matter has 
been given careful consideration by 
the Department at Washington, and 
the following conclusion reached: 

"All tickets sold by ticket brokers, 
whether delivered to the purchaser 
by the broker direct, or on oral or 
written order through the theatre 
or box office, must be conspicuously 
and indelibly printed, stamped or 
written on the back thereof the 
name and address of the ticket 
broker, the actual sale price, the 
admission tax paid and total of 
such price and tax, in accordance 
with Article 51 of Regulations 43, 
Revised Part 1. 

(Continued on page 14.) 



Chicago, Jan. 12. 

Lee Shubert, here for a few days, .. 
is reported to have been looking 
over Barbee's Loop theatre, which 
is now running feature pictures, 
with a view of making it a legiti- 
mate house. 

Barbee's is In the former Inter- 
Ocean building and is said to pay 
$50,000 a year rent, after going 
through remodelling of nearly $50*,.- 
000. It is a downstairs theatre, and 
to make It a legitimate house it 
would be necessary to enlarge the 
stage and put In a balcony. It Is 
only a half a block away from the 
Majestic, but Is off the main the- 
atre area. A generation ago the 
Columbia, then Chicago's foremost 
musical comedy house, stood on the 
site. 

Shubert was also reported looking 
at the Great Northern Hippodrome 
while here. It is now playing pop 
vaudeville. Millard & Bennet are 
the present lessees of the house, sub- 
leasing from Stair & Havlin. who. 
with the Shuberta. hold the original 
lease. — 

With the prospective loss of th3 
Shubert theatres in town, of any im- 
portance, Lee Shubert is said to be 
anxious to fortify himself with Chi- 
cago stands. 



OPENING "KISSES" SOON. 

"Three Kisses," the revised edition 
with music of "The Seven Sisters," 
will soon have its opening da*e set. 

Wilner & Romberg are back of the 
show, with Hassard Short u indling 
the production. 



NEW JEWETT STOCK LEAD. 

The Henry Jewett Stock, Boston, 
i Is to have a new leading man, E. F. 
Hast, the English actor, who is 
engaged on a picture for Blograph. 
He will affiliate himself with the 
Boston all English company 'inder 
a one-year contract upon tho com- 
pletion of the film which is exported 
in about two weeks. 



Florence O'Denisshawn. the Ori- 
ental dancer, has signed to appear 
In "Three Kisses." 

Clarence Nordstrom has also b' < n 
added to the cast. 



"FOLLIES" TO COAST. 

Milwaukee, Jan. 12. 

"The Greenwich Village Follies" 
left here Sunday after an unusual 
two weeks engagement at the 
Davidson. 

It is aimed for the Coast, and has 
a four-week date booked at the 
Curran. San Francisco, starting 
about Feb. li 



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HITCHY-K00" CLOSING. 



Raymond Hitchcock's Show Ending 
Tour in Newark. 



"Hitchy-Koo," Baymond Hitch- 
cock's show, will close Saturday in 
Newark. 

The understaudin . Is no further 
attempt will be made to exploit It 
over the road this season. 



BENNETT'S NEW HOUSE 

Eva Leonard Boyne haa been 
placed with the forthcoming Rich- 
ard Bennett production, "The New 
House," by the Jenie Jacobs agency. 

The show went into rehearsal Jan. 
12 and is scheduled to give Its pre- 
miere here in about four weeks. 



PROVIDENCE CENSOR 
CUTS TWY BREVITIES" 

Police Order Instructions Fol- 
lowed or Shubert Closed 

Providence, R. I., Jan. 12. 

Police Lieutenant and Amusement 
Inspector Richard H. Gamble 
ordered extensive cuts and modifica- 
tions in the performance and cos- 
tumes of "Broadway Brevities," 
after its Monday opening at the 
Shubert. 

Lieut. Gamble stated "Brevities" 
is cne of tho "rawest" shows in this 
town for many seasons. 

Among the modifications in- 
structed was that the girls put on 
fleshings. 

Tho police commission served 
notice unless the cuts demanded 
were immediately made the license 
of the Shubert would be revoked. * 



NEW TRAFFIC RULE CRITICS 

Restaurants and Playgoers Only 
Ones to Complain. 



Florence Nash Leave* for Pictures. 

Florence Nash will close in "The 
Mirage" Jan 22, and will then go 
into pictures for an indefinite stay. 

No successor has been named for 
Miss Nash in the play. 



Three Leaving "Blue Eyes." 
The Fields-Ro.se new production. 
"Blue Kye«" will lose Dorothy 
Mackaye. Olin Howiand and lion 
McDonald, who are leaving the show 
Jan. 15. 



"Lady of Lamp" Retires. 

"The Lady of the Lamp" closed at 

the J iioad StreeL Newark, N. J.. 
Saturday. 



The new t raffle regulations effect- 
ive for the theatre district every 
evening between seven o'clock and 
midnight have brought no camplaint 
from theatre managers. Others, and 
especially persons with automobiles, 
are bitterly commenting on the reg- 
ulations for parking cats. All motors 
must be parked west of Eighth ave- 
nue or east of Sixth avenue. 

The police plan for signaling cars 
from theatre electric light announc- 
ers does not work out, since the 
drivers cannot see the signal at the 
distance. Complaints of persons in 
evening clothes being compelled to 
walk to the parking places have 
been made. 

A change In the regulations has 
made Eighth avenue a two-way 
street because of ita width. Broad- 
way and Sixth avenue remain one- 
way streets. One or two of the 
side streets are also open for two- 
way trafllc, but the majority remain 
restricted to one-way travel. 

Regulations are suspended for 
Saturday afternoons. Early in the 
week the night traffic is li«ht and 
the new regulations appear h r . idly 
necessary. Owners of several res- 
taurants in tho theatre IC nr» say Miefif 
business has been injured becatlOe »>f 
the regulations, especially those 
forcing the parking of cars so far 
from Broadway. 



Carleton Title May Be Changed. 

The title, "Alimony Aisle." for the) 
new Carleton production may be 
Changed before presented. 

Madolene Uiehers has been en- 
gaged. 



Corse Payton in Scranton Stock. 

Corse Payton will open in stock 

at the Academy of Music, Bcranton, 
Pa., the Miles theatre there. The 
house has been dark all season. 
1'ayfon will onen Jan. 31- 



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Friday, January 14, 1921 









"SPECIAL MATINEE" VENTURES 
EXTENDING ON BROADWAY 



With Half Dozen Shows Now Going, List Promises 
to Grow Larger in Near Future — Auto Show 
Helps Business, but Gross Declines. 



CLE ARERS $48 EXTRA 
PROTESTED BY TYLER 



Object to $1 a Man Per Show 
for Three Minutes' Work. 



INSIDE STUFF 



OUT LEGIT. 




Broadway lias been steadily de- 
veloping a new season, one of spe- 
cial or extra matinees. It comes 
with and immediately following the 
Christmas-New Year's holidays. 
This year the extra matinee season 
is more pronounced than before. 
Three regular attractions have been 
offering extra afternoon perform- 
ances, they being "Enter Madam'." 
at the Fulton and "Thy Name Is 
Woman" at the Playhouse, with 
Margaret Anglin announcing extra 
matinees for "The Woman of 
Bronze" at the Frazec. The success 
of two special matinees which 
moved to 42d street from downtown 
has kept "Mixed Marriage" at the 
Times Square and "The Emperor 
Jones" at the SHwyn. At the Cort 
special matinees of "The Yellow 
Jacket" with Mr. and Mrs. Coburn 
were revived. This attraction was 
so successful with that policy sev- 
eral seasons ago that it again 
showed regularly. One or two of 
the specials listed announce Satur- 
day morning performances. 

Three other special matinee pro- 
ductions will enter the lists later 
this month or during February. 
Grace George will offer "The New 
Morality" at the Flayhou.se. B. Iden 
Payne will ^ put on "Poe," a 
biographical play of whkh he is co- 
author. Earl Carroll will *r> with a 
new piece featuring Henry Herbert. 

The automobile show* which 
started Mombxy supplied a dash of 
pep to the Broadway box offices. In 
but one ca.se was it noted that a tilt 
in scale was made because of the 
show, that being "Tip Top," which 
is charging $4.40 top through the 
week. i 

There was a general drop in :'ross 
last week, but a liberal number of 
exceptions occurred and the slip- 
ping was no. way near the percent- 
age expected. Musical shows of 
long run fell off $2,500 to $1,0 jo over 
the pace of late November or ly 
December. Non-musical pi s 

showed a slipping of around $2,000 
weekly. 

For a normal eight-pe rf o rm ance 
weekly business "Sally" at the New 
Amsterdam Is the unquestioned 
leader among the musical attrac- 
tions, again going close to $35,000 at 
the New Amsterdam. "The Parsing 
Show of 1921" at the Winter Gar- 
den is riding second. "Tip Top" 
with better than $26,000 last week 
and "Mary" at the Knickerbocker 
completes the "big four" with $22,- 
000 last week. 

"Ermlnie" is drawing the bigg< St 
business that the Park has enjoyed 
in a number of seasons. The first 
week the revival drew n» arly $21,- 
000, and indications for this week 
are for a healthy jump over that 
mark. For the first time since "The 
Quaker Girl" half a doz«n seasons 
back the Park is a "buy," the 
agencies taking around 400 seats 
nightly. It is, too, the first time for 
the house to se a, $3.00 top scale. 

Among the other new attractions 
for early January "The Cha ;don" 
looks like a hit at the Longane, 
with the first week grossing arou.-.d 
$12,000 at $2.50 top. "Transplant- 
ing Jean" is well thcugl of at the 
Cort and got a good start with the 
first week at $10,000. "Tho Beggar's 
Opera. ** at the Greenwich Village 
theatre, has faile 1 to arouse much 
attention to date. "Miss Lu'.u Bett" 
is In doubt it the Belmont. Several 
brilliant notices from the magazines 
has encouraged the managem* tit to j 
look towards putting tn> play over 
in spite of the disappointing show* 
ing in the dailies. "Pagans** looks 
hopeless at the Princess and may 
stop Saturday. 

There has been little d< \\ optnent 
in the cutting of admission scales 
supposed to be pending. "Tickle 
Me," at the Selwyn, reduced ? li" top 
from $3.50 (with rax $5.85) to $3, 
but that attraction is in the last six 
weeks of its run. Balancing the 
cut was the boost in the scale for 
"Ladles NigM," at the Bltinge, 
which lofted from $2.50 to $3 top. 

Closings conlnue to pile up and 
the road so far this season resem- 
bles a reared forest witu the fie! ' 
spotted by ugly stumps Managers 
of road attractions which havs 
failed believe there is but one solu- 
tion and that meajia cutting down 



operation cost. That th^re will be 
another attempt to secure an ad- 
justment of rail rates is un- 
questioned and the woild of failure ■ 
on tour supi lies concrete evid DCS 
to prove the hardship of the high 
tarifs. 

Next week Winthrop Ames w "" 
bring to the Booth 'The Green God- 
dess," with George Arliss starred. 
This sends "The Prince and the 
Pauper" over to the Apollo to su •- 
ceed "Jimmie," going on tour. 
"Dear Me" will be offered at the 
Republic by John Goden, succeeding 
there "Daddy Dumplins." Sam If. 
Harris will bring Mrs. Flake 16 the 
Henry Miller, succeeding "Just Sup- 

VOSV." 

The buys leaped upward again 
with a total of 23 being listed, the 
i Continued on page 15.) 



NEW TAX RETURNS. 

(Continued fkom page 13,). 

*Tn accordance with the foregoing, 
you wiil strictly conform to the 
Regulations, which require that the 
price and name of address of the 
vendor must appear on the back of 
all tickets sold at any place other 
than the box office, or at the price 
other than the box office established 
price. 

"All violators of the aforesaid 
provision are subject to the heavy 
penalties prescribed In Section 1307 
of the Act of 1918. and will be re- 
ported to the United States Attor- 
ney for vigorous prosecution." 

The instructions carried on Form 
729- A follow: 

The following taxes are Imposed 
upon admissions and dues by the 
Revenue Act of 1918: 

1. Admissions. — (a) Regular ad- 
missions. — one cent for each 10 
cents or fraction thereof of the 
amount paid for admission to any 
place. n 

(b) Free admissions. — Except to 
employes, officers, persons In the 
military or naval forces of the 
United States when in uniform, 
and children under 12 j'ears, a tsx 
of one cent for each 10 cents or 
fraction thereof of the amount 
charged others. 

(c) Tlcwets sold by agencies at 
an advanac of not more than 60 
cents in t/xcess of the established 
price, 5 per cent, of such excess; 
when sold for more than t>0 cents 
advance. 50 per cent, of such ex- 
cess, in addition to tax Imposed by 
(a) above. 

(d) Tickets sold by theatres In 
excess of the established price. 50 
per cent, of ■neb excess, in addition 
to tax imposed by (a) above. 

(e) Leases of boxes and seats — 
In lieu of tax imposed by (a) above, 
a tax of 10 per cent, of the amount 
for which a similar box or seat Is 
sold for each performance at which 
box or seat Is used or reserved. 

(f) Cabarets. — \\!j cents for each 
10 cents or fraction thereof of the 
admission price; admission price Is 
deemed to bo 20 per cent, of the 
amount paid for service and mer- 
chandise. 

2. Returns and payment of tax. — 
Return on Form 729 with remit- 
tance covering taxes collected in 
any month must be in the hands 
of the Collector of Internal Reve- 
nue (or his authorized representa- 
tive) of the district in which the 
principal office or place of business 
of the person making the return is 
located on or before the last day 
of the succeeding month. Returns 
must be signed and sworn to before 
an officer authorized to administer 
oaths but if the tax Is less than 
$10, the return may be signed or 
acknowledged before two subscrib- 
ing witnesses, 

S. Records.— Kvery person or or- 
ganization required to mak< ii re- 
turn should ke< j) such records as 
will show all payments, admissions, 
or members upon width tax is re- 
quired to be collected. It Is sug- 
gested that daily records be !<ept on 
this form. If this is done it will 
facilitate the preparation of your 
monthly return on this form. 

4. Admission tickets. — The price 
of- the ticket shall be conspicuously 
and indelibly printed! stamped, or 
written thereon, together with th* 
name of the vendor. Penalty of not 
more than $100 lor violation of this 
clause. 

5. Penalties. — Every person, cor- 
poration, partnership, or associa- 
tion who fails (1) to fllr» a return 
on tlmo is liable to a penalty of 25 
per cent, of the amount of the tax; 
(2) to pay the tax on time shall be 
liable to a penalty of 5 per cent., 
together with Interest at the rate of 
1 DAr iiADt. fur fcach full month; (Si 



The Tyler management Is pro- 
testing a bill sent to the manage- 
ment of "Ermlnie" by the I. A. T. S. 
E. Saturday, in amount $48, claimed 
to be In Med of extra, services, per- 
formed during the past week. 

It appears that the .-'oarers were 
asked by the Tyler management to 
assist in several Incidental matters 
pertaining to entrance cues in the 
first and second acts. In the first 
act the beating of several drums 
back stage Is necessary to provide 
an atmospheric touch representing 
the "carnival" spirit. In the second 
act, the clearers were asked to pro- 
vide an additional atmospheric 
touch simultaneously with the en- 
trance of Francis "Wilson, by exe- 
cuting definite stamping in the 
wings to Indicate that "Wilson had 
been hurled down the stairs. 

For this the clearers charged $i 
for each man per night, and with 
six used in the sbow, the total at 
the end of the week was $48. While 
these clearers give their services in- 
clusive of the regular wage of $3.75 
per night for effecting the glass 
crash back stage, also in the second 
act, the Tyler office is not quite de- 
cided why they should be charged 
extra for such assistance as men- 
tioned In the first and second acts. 
While waiting for a decision on the 
protest, the management has been 
thinking of asking the members of 
the chorus to fullfill these duties, 
but at the same time, It is de- 
clared, that without a decision there 
might j ossibly be some friction be- 
tween both organizations, and the 
ultimate responsibility would rest 
on their shoulders. 

The total time each night It takes 
t'.e clearers to fulfill these special 
duties amounts to no more than 
three solid minutes at the most. It 
Is said. 



The death of "Doc" Potter has brought rise to speculation regarding 
the future of the Potter stables In New York, which supplied all of the 
stage treadmill horses for years for "Ben-Hur." and also was the one 
spot in New York where a picture organization could secure anything in 
the animal line. It has been decided by the widow tho stable will be 
continued for about 18 months at least, that being the length of time 
the lease on the building has to run. There is a possibility the 24 "Ben- 
Hur" horses may be purchased by A. L. Erlanger, and held for a futuro 
road tour of the production, 

Connected with the death of Potter is an interesting story of a number 
of his effects missing after the 57th street apartment house fire in which 
he lost his life. Totter had over $6,000 in cash In his possession as well 
as a quantity of Jewelry, the whole totaling about $15,000. Nono of it 
has been. recovered, although one of the tenants in the building, whose 
pearls amounting to about $60,000 ij» valuation, had them returned after 
tho fire. 



'•It's cheaper to keep it out than to close it," saM a legit producer the 
other day, speaking of a show he has on the road with a well-known 
though not so popular star heading it. One of the few musical pieces 
traveling, the ahow has run so far behind in its salary payments to the 
company that what its manager said about being cheaper to keep it run- 
ning than to close it, with consequent full tnyment of everything due is 
no doubt true. 

Within the part few days a show returned to New York owing at the 
least four weeks' salary. It had been out since early in the fall. Salary 
day happened now and then. Seme of the principals are said to have 
more than four weeks' pay due them. 



That Clare Kummer's lines In "Rello's Wild Oat," at the Punch and 
Judy, when the manager tells of asking "Is there a Hamlet in the house?" 
and getting a universal response from the audience, is more truth than 
fancy, was demonstrate* at the playhouse itself several Weeks ago wheri a 
member of the cant withdrew. Ivan Simpson, playing Houston, the butler, 
who finally gets a chance at Shakespeare, Is under contract with Win- 
throp Ames and left "Rollo" to join 'The Green Goddess." When word 
got about Simpson was leaving the show, the management received re- 
quests from no teas than 80 players who applied for the part. 

At a recent night of premieres, with the outlook certain just where the 
critics and the real first nlghters would flock that evening one of the 
other productions secured a crowu in a new way for Broad wy The 
star of the piece placed a large block of the tickets at her own disposal, 
mailing a couple to acquaintances, with the injunction not to return them 
under any circumstances and to remit the amount for the pajr direct to 
her The house had capacity for the show's opening, but it was a funny 
looking bunch. 



to furnish any information for the 
purpose of computing the tax shall 
be subject to a penalty of not more 
than $1,000;. (4) who makes a false 
or fraudulent return Is liable to a 
penalty of 50 per cent, of the tax; 
(5) who willfully fails to comply 
with any of the provisions of the 
law shall be fined not more than 
$10,000, or Imprisoned for not more 
than one year, or both. 

6. Preparation of .return Form 
7 29 -A^- Show in each of the blocks 
outlined below the name and address 
of the theatre from which you have 
purchased tickets. Use a separate 
block for each theatre. 

(b) In Column 1, show the es- 
tablished price of admission appear- 
ing on the tickets or cards of admis- 
sion, exclusive of the admission tax. 

(c) In Column 2, show your sell- 
ing price, exclusive of admission tax. 

(d) In Column 3, show by ab- 
breviations whether the perform- 
ance was held during the matinee or 
evening. Use "M" for matinee and 
"K" for evening. 

(e) In Column 4, show under each 
date the total number (quantity) 
of tickets sold by you including 
tickets sold on telephone orders, for 
each performance held on that par- 
ticular date, at the price appearing 
on the same line in Column 2. 

(f) In Column 5, show the total 
amount of the excess charges on the 
tickets sold by 3'ou, at the price ap- 
paring on the same line in Col- 
umn 2. 

(g) In Column 6, show the tax 
due by you on Ui3 excess eharges 
(at the 5 per cent, or 50 per cent, 
rate as the case may be). 

(h) In Column 7, show the bal- 
ance of the 10 per cent, n Imisslon 
tax collected by you, based on your 
selling price. For example, you pay 
20 cents tax on a $2.00 ticket and 
collect 25 cents on your selling price 
o£ $2.50. You must enter in Column 
7 the difference between the amount 
paid by you as admission tax to 
the theatre, 20 cents, and the amount 
collected by you from the person to 
whom you sold the ticket, 25 cents, 
•v lz„ 5 cents. 

<J) In Column t. show the total 
amount of tax appearing in Columns 
6 and 7. 



There is a legitimate producer on Broadway who would draw down th* 
Wrath ot the irritated if they but knew why of ten he causes an assent 
blage to wait in his outer office. More often than otWwise, it is because 
he ia taking a golf lesson in his private olfice. TheNqther afternoon by 
actual count 19 people waited for the producer, someXby appointment, 
while his daily at close contact golf lesson was gone fbrough. During 
this time also— and it would be the only thing that could square the pro- 
ducer for his indifference— one of the biggest men in the legitimate end 
he is connected with called him four times on the phone, the golfing pro- 
ducer ignoring each call. 

The condition of the Broadway playhouse has often of late been ex- 
plained through the greed ot tho theatre manager in ■•renting" his house 
to any attraction that could deposit a suincicnt guarantee. Five or six 
of the bad shows that must guarantee to secure a theatre are enough to 
discourage any theatre-goer. But there have been more than that num- 
ber oft Broadway at one tone. 

The champ, however, is but recent. H put up the guarantee in cash for 
two weeks. Two days alter opening, u asked tne theatre owner If ho 
would return the second Week's deport, in order that the show could close 
the Saturday night at the end or the first week. Whether the theatre 
owner knew the play was as bad as the New York opening acclaimed it 
is not known and is immaterial to the owner, who only wanted to cinch 
the guarantee money. 



* 



The amounts asked as guarantee for Broadway theatres are phenome- 
nal at times. They can t be called unheard of, for Broadway theatre 
owners have gone the limit In asking rental prices. But a Broadway cir- 
cuit manager asking a picture concern a guaranee of $7,5U0 weekly for 
tour weeks at least, and the owner to name the theatre tho picture was 
to play in, seems to top everything. 



The Shuberts as individuals are 8 aid to have gained control through 
purchase of enough builidngs on the side streets west of Broadway up 
to 62d street and west to Eighth avenue, to prevent any one else going 
into those streets to build a theatre, without of necessity finding that the 
bhuberts held at least one p.ot needed for a theatre site. The realty 
holdings of the Bhuberts in New York are said to be tremendous. Be* 
bhubert alone has been reported to have between $s.000,00U and $10 000 OOt) 
in real estate, solely held by him. 



The road tour of "Mecca." which starts at the Auditorium, Chicago, 
Jan. *j, i s being given unusually heavy pictorial support. Morris Gcst 
has ordered 70 photo enlargements of players and scenes, all in colo:s. 
Together with the frame* the photos cost $s.000. Will Page has been n 
Chicago for several weeks in advance of the spectacle. Nat Royster has 
been doing special publicity on "Mecca" in Chicago since early December 



"PASSING SHOW" SOUTH 

Takes Season's Record at Tulane 
New Orleans. 

New .Orleans, J.i.n. 12. 

"The Passing Knew" will ♦ k.- tin 
seasoh'i recor. at the Tulane thh 
we< k 

Just now it is expected the ehd** 
will do $25,000. A', an entertainment 
it Is much ahead of the m deal 
comedy hokum played south the 
past few years. 

Roy Cummings is taking the hon- 
ors of the performance-, with the 
Kelin Brothers and Will Phllbrlck 
als) scoring. 



Large advertisements appeared in the Chicago dallies last week in the 
form of a letter addressed to the local hotel rncn. It asked them to wire 
the stage manager of -Mecca' in New York to arrange for accommoda- 
tions for that company, since the show opened at the Auditorium during 
the week of the automobile show. Betters to the hotel people could have 
been sent at the com ot tho stamps— about 20 cents. The ads cjpt $250. 

Bam II. Han is' 'The Champion," which has caught on at the Lonsaere 
is the play, ^Brother Bill," tried out with James J. Corbett In Atlantic City 
about fiw years ago, under the direction of B. Iden Payne 

The piece was originally written by Thomas Louden, but the present 
version was refrained with the collaboration of A. K. Thomas Corbott's 
name is mentioned in 'The Champion," the hero being a light weight in- 
stead of the heavywi ight originally written. 



Report! hare come tl New York from various outlying cities t'aat the 
dramatic critics are on the war path against tho producing managers. 
They are In arms against those producers who after the Broadway run 
are advertising casts as the original from New York and not delivering. 

Whether or not this action la Inspired from certain ■ources In New 
York Is a question at this tlmo, but it is understood practically all tbs 
week stands around tho country between New York and Chicago seem 
to be ready and waiting for the shows that try to put It over on the 
local theatre going public. 

Washington critics are said to be particularly anxious to take action, 
according to road agents who have returned from that town in the Last 
few days. 




■ 



riday, January 14, 1921 



I 



VARIETY 



15 



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SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



*Afgar f " Centra! (10th week). Re- 
action following the holiday week 
was marked, the takings being 
around $14,300. Week-end trade 
was brisk. 

*Bad Mm," Comedy (19th week). 
Picked up its normal speed of 
around $12,000. Ranks with the 
comedy leaders, and takings are 
excellent for size of house. 

''Beggar's Opera/' Greenwich (3d 
week). Doesn't look as if this re- 
vival, which did so well in London, 
can get going '"in" the village 
Might have better chance uptown. 
Is potential road hit for Canadian 
time. 

''Broken Wing," 48th Street (0th 
week). Good entertainment and 
regarded as having caught on with 
a run in sight. Takings around 
$10,000 last week. 

''Cornered,'* Astor (6th week). Is 
in the dramatic going, with the 
draw heavy for the latter port 'on 
of the week. Drew $13,000 last 
week. 

"Daddy Oumplins," Republic (8th 
week). Final week. Will be suc- 
ceeded next week by John Gold- 
en'a "Dear Me." 

^Deburau," Belasco (4th week). "In" 
for a run. Lines up as one of the 
best production efforts of David 
Belasco. Played to capacity last 
week, getting $18 000. New figure 
for eight performances; top is $3. 

"Enter Madame," Fulton (22d week). 
Demand not as strong as it was in 
agencies; true of several other 
successes. Selling out. however, 
except upper part of house for 
some performances. Extra Thurs- 
day matinee inserted because of 
afternoon strength. Nearly $15,000 
last week. 

"Erminie " Park (2d week). Revival 
that ought to stay here for balance 
of the season. Excellent critical 
comment and general interest in- 
dicates big business at Park. Drew 
$21,000 last week, with indications 
of better than that this week. 
Park gejtlng $3.50 top for first 
time. 

''First Year," Little (13th week). 
Equals anything on the list in de- 
mand, and smallness of house 
likely to hold up call indefinitely. 
Getting between $11,500 and $12,- 
000 for eight performance weeks. 
Predicted to make a two-season 
run. 
"Gold Diggers," Lyceum (07th week). 
Looks easy for continuance until 
June, which will round out two 
fall seasons. Played to $14,500 
last week; big money at $2 50, and 
pace ar strong as in the fall. 
"Good Times," Hippodrome (23d 
week). With nearly $64,000 in last 
week the big house is drawing 
better business than early Decern- 



PERCY HAMMOND NAMES 
CHI BOX OFFICE HITS 



"Greenwich Village Follies," Shu- 
bert (20th week). Continues to 
play to good businos. Last week's 
takings arounda $18,000. which 
gives the show a fair profit. 

"Her Family Tree," Lyric (3d week). 
Business here continues brisk. 
with the matinees standing up 
with surprising strength. Got 
around $18,000 last week. 

'Honey dew," Casino (19 th week). 
Thia attraction lookj safe until the 
spring.* Drew heavily for holiday 
week and came to a little under 

~ $10,000 last week. 

flrtnst" Vanderbllt (60th week) 
Picked up its better than $15,000 
gait following the holiday week 
Second season accomplishment 
assured, with prediction that it 
will last until June 

■J immle,* Apollo (9th week). Pace 
of last week decided this one for 
the road. Moves out at end of 
the week. "Prince and Pauper" 
moves over from Booth. 

'Just Suppose," Henry Miller (11th 
week.) Takes to the road Satur- 
day after makiag a moderate run. 
as figured. Mrs. Flske in "Wake 
Up, Jonathan," follows next week. 

•Ladies Night," Eltlnge (23d week). 
Showed its class at the box-office 
again last week by getting $13,500. 
Big business following the holi- 
days. Looks good until warm 
weather. Scale increased to $3 
tep. 

•Lady Billy," Liberty (5th week) 
The Mitzi show has done real 
business since its Broadway pre- 
miere, and pace after the holidays 
indicates a run. Nearly $18,000 
last week. 

•Little Old New York," Plymouth 
(19th week). Was off somewhat 
from regular $12,000 pace last 
week, following best week of run 
for the week prior. Got around 
$11,500. Looks safe until spring. 

•LlghtninV Gaiety (122d work). 
When tliis comedy goes out it will 
take with it a numhor of Broad- 
way records, which includes the 
biggest single week and biggest 
total gross. No sign of it leaving 
until summer. 

"Mary," Knickerbocker (10th week). 
Considering the touring of three 
companies of "Mary," the New 
York show is standing up re- 
markaMy well. Huns fourth in 
weekly gross to "Sally." "Tip Top" 
and " Pa s sing Show." with no com- 
petition for lite position. $22,000 
last week. 

"Mary Rose." Rmpire (tlh Week) 
This new Barrie play found its 
level last week with around $14.- 
ooo at $3 top. I i strength Is at 
the matinees. 

"Meanest Man in tSe World." Hud- 
son (Utii week). One of the com* 
edy flnasheM, consistently draw 



plays beating It Nearly $11,000 

Inst UTAft sf . 

"Mecca," Century (14th week). An- 
other week to go. Opens Audi- 
. torium, Chicago, Jan. 25. Shu- 
berta will succeed It with "In the 
Night Watch," about same date. 
"Miss Lulu Batt," Belmont (Jd 
week). Excellent reviews in mag- 
azines encouraging management, 
which hopes to put this attraction 
on the map. 
"Psgsns," Princess (2d week). Drew 
panning from critics and may stop 
at any time. 
"Prince and Pauper," Booth (11th 
week). Provision for this attrac- 
tion, which has stood up strongly 
Moves to Apollo Monday to make 
room for Wlnthrop Ames' new 
production. "The Green Goddess," 
starring George Arliss. 
"Passing Show of 1921," Winter 
Garden (3d week). Rates with 
Broadway's quartet of musical 
attractions. "Sally" about only 
one topping it f eight perform- 
ance week. "Ti_' Top" and "Mary" 
complete the big four. 
"Rollo's Wild Oat/' Punch and Judy 
(8th week). Affected first few 
days last week, but quickly re- 
turned to form, getting around 
$6,000. Attraction rates with the 
successes though berthed in one 
of the smallest houses. 
"Sally," New Amsterdam (4th week). 
Looks like ace attraction of the 
musical shows. Agencies say de- 
mand is unprecedented. PlayeJ to 
$35,000 last week, with the house 
clean on Monday for balance of 
week. 
"Skin Game," Bijou (13th week). 
Draw here has been steady, and 
although house preclu a big busi- 
ness, takings satisfactory to man- 
agement, with a profit shown. 
Around $8,000 last week. 
"Samson and Delilah," 39th Street 
(9th week). Off in lower floor 
business last week, wh.'n around 
$10,000 was drawn. Is getting con- 
tinued call for balcony and gal- 
lery. 
"Spanish Love," Maxlne Elliott (23d 
week). Nearly $12,000 in last 
week, which equals or slightly 
betters the pace during the fall. 
Extra advertising now used. 
Should last until Easter. 
"The Bat," Morosco (21st week). 
The dramatic smash, consistently 
leading the non -musical plays for 
eight performance weeks. Drew a 
little under $19,000 again last 
week. 
"The Tavern," Cohan (l«th week). 
Better than held to the pace prior 
to the holidays and run looks easy 
until spring. Gross last week bet- 
ter than $11,000. 
"The Mirage," Times Square (10th 
week). This drama still getting a 
strong play, with run indefinite. 
Got around $12,000 last week -at 
$2.50 top, 

"Thy Name la Woman," Playhouse 
(9th week). Extra matinees added 
on Thursdays; thia attraction 
pulling well in afternoons. Around 
$7,500 last week. Pace profitable 
because of small cast. 

"Tip Top," Globe (15th week). One 
of few attractions lifting the scale 
for thia week; $4.40 charged at 
box office because of automobile 
show current. Well over $20,000 
last week 

"Three Live Ghosts," Bayea (l«th 
week). Bun here advertised to 
continue indefinitely. Business not 
big, but shows a profit right along. 

"Tickle Me," Selwyn (2$d week). 
Played to over $15,000 last week, 
which pace is considered good for 
a revue in its sixth month. Has 
five or six weeks more to go. 

"The Champion," Longacre (2d 
week). New comedy looks like a 
hit Played to nearly $12,000 for 
its first week. Very good figure in 
this house at $2.50 top. 

"Transplanting Jean," Cort (2d 
week). Is very well thought of. 
Picked up steadily after second 
night and went to $10,000 for pre- 
miere week. 

"Woman of Bronze," Frazee (19th 
week). Around $11,000 for last 
week: balcony somewhat off, but 
should run Into March. 

"Welcome 8tranger," Cohan & Har- 
ris (18th week). With top > 4 need 
to $2.50, the big figures of the fall 
not expected. Drew around $15,000 
last week; considered ex^^llent 
with an all box offiee draw. 

"Way Down East," 44th Street 
(20th week). Griffith film. Got 
over $17,000. 

"Over the Hill," Broadhtirst (15th 
week). Fifth house for this pic- 
ture 1 . 



NEWS OF THE DAILIES 



r 1 



Phenomenal Holiday Patron- 
age Attracts Reviewer. 



Chicago, Jan. 12. 
The phenomenal holiday business, 
due mostly to the shows, stars and 
weather, won some of the stars 
credit for a box-office draw by Percy 
Hammond in last Sunday's Tribune. 
They were: JLenore Ulrlc, William 
Collier, Helen Shipman, Jane Cowl. 
Henry Miller, Blanch** Bates, Will- 
iam Hodge. Barney Bernard, Helen 
McKellar and Irene Bordonl, besides 
several shows which were hits with- 
out stars. 

Estimates for the week: 
"The Son- Daughter" (Powers, 2d 
week). $20,000, beating its first 
week by $2,000. Will remain for 
eight more weeks. 

"Follies" (Colonial. 3d week). $10,- 
551, absolute capacity, and should 
continue for its ten weeks. 

"Irene" (Garrick, 0th week). $29,- 
000 and talk of the town. Prospects 
very bright for show to be here un- 
til the beginning of next season. 

"The Hottentot" (Cohan's Grand. 
5th week). Collier and Wis funny 
aids proving fresh felltj!, running 
close to $15,000. Gives way co 
"Mary" Jan. 30. 

"8milin» Through" (Cort, 12th 
week). $14,000. About eight more 
weeks for this peachy hit. 

"The Half-Moon" (Illinois, 1st 
week). With Joseph Cawthorn 
starred and Oscar. Shaw featured, 
with $3.30 and $2.50 main floor, got 
around $16,000. Newspapers treat- 
ing it kindly, many giving Shaw top 
over the star. 

"Way Down East" (Woods, 4th 
week). Another banner week. $20,- 
200 and big enough advance sale to 
keep the average over $15,000 for 
weeks to come. 

"The Famous Mra. Fair" (Black- 
stone, 2d week). $13,000, considered 
good money for this theatre, with 
extra advertising taken to boom the 

flllO w 

"Guest of Honor" (La Salle. 6th 
week). $10,000. Only about four 
more weeks for the Hodge show, 
but nothing announced definitely to 
replace it. 

"His Honor Abe Potash" (Central, 
5th week), ent to $8,500 in an out 
of way upstairs theatre. 

"The BaV (Princess, 2d week). 
Sensational hit. Playing to capacity, 
selling eight weeks in advance. $20,- 
000, with no one starred. (Previous 
week, $20,000.) 

"As You Ware" (Studebaker, At 
week). Heavily advertising pre-war 
prices, with $1.50 matinee. One re- 
viewer gave a "money line notice," 
"naughty but nice." $15,000. 

"Happy Go Lucky" (Playhouse, 
10th week). Still remains outstand- 
ing hlL $12,000. 

*The Storm" (Olympic, ltth 
week). $13,000. Did capacity busi- 
ness from Thursday until Saturday. 
Had to make way for Chauncey Ol- 
cott, who may not reach "The 
Storm's" worst week's gross, but 
early booking made the move neces- 
sary. 



Grand opera waa presented in 
Paris Jan. 5 at the government 
opera house for the first time since 
countries went to war. Wagner's 
"Die Walkure" was the bill, and 
special police guards were pro- 
vided, in anticipation of a riot such 
as occurred when "Lohengrin" was 
first presented after the Franco- 
Prussian war. Instead of trouble, 
a capacity house attended. 

The eleventh anniversary of the 
opening of the Globe. New York, 
by Charles Dillingham waa cele- 
brated last week. 



The whole countryside aided In 
the search for the 30-months-old 
son of Mabel Taliaferro (Mrs. 
Joseph P. O'Brien) when the baby 
disappeared from home at Stam- 
ford, Conn. After 17 hours the 
child was found in a woods. 



. Carl Raymond, 80 years old, one- 
time first violin in the Theodore 
Thomas Orchestra, and later a con- 
cert player, waa found in a starr- 
ing condition in Chicago and suc- 
cored by the police. An effort la 
being made to put him in the Cook 
County almshouse, but the old 
musician Insists he still is able to 
earn a living. He composed "Just 
One Girl," a song which won wit* 
popularity. 



'The naked tribes of Kast Africa 
are the most moral people in the 
world," said Dr. Ernest Seton 
Thompson, naturalist and author, 
during a monolog at a Pittsburgh 
theatre. He defends low- neck 
dresses and short skirts as morality 
and health influence;.. 



Ethel Coolldge, of Andover, 
Mass., said to be a piece of the 
Vice-President-elect, haa been en- 
gaged for picturea by J. Stuart 
Blackton. 



"Blood and Sand" will be the 
first of the novels of Vicente Blasco 
I banes, Spanish novelist, to reach 
the stage. Tom Cushlng's dramati- 
zation of it being announced for 
production by Charles Frohman. 
Inc. 



"The Haunted House," a play by 
Owen Davis, haa been accepted by 
William A. Brady. 

"Welcome Stranger" waa pro- 
duced in Australia Jan. S. 

Bona Murtagh, from Berlin and 
Budapest, has arrived in New 
York. 



Raymond Duncan, brother of 
Isadora Duncan, has been sued for 
libel in Paris by a wealthy manu- 
facturer named Robert Bourdeau 
because he plastered Paris with 
one-sheets saying Bordeau had 
kidnaped his son, Malankas. Bour- 
deau says he took the boy to edu- 
cate him, aa he knew not how to 
read or write. 



Mra. Blanche Bonaparte, wife of 
Jerome Bonaparte'a grandson, haa 
started action for $100,000 against 
"Town Topics." al.glng ahe has 
been alandered and held up to ridi- 
cule by the periodical publishing* 
paragraphs declaring she is vain 
and likea to have her picture taken. 

Albert, Babe and Queenle. three 
elephanta attached to a circus la 
winter quarters at Bridgeport, 
Conn., last week pushed the show's 
trains to safety during a fire which 
destroyed $17,000 worth of hay. 

Congress Is hearing arguments 
why American ships should be per- 
mitted to serve liquor outside the 
three-mile limit, as provided la the 
so-called Edmonds bill. 



A second mortgage, for $1 50.000, 
has been taken on the Manhattan 
opera house property by Fortune 
Gallo, the loan to run two years at 
per cent. A first mortgage on 
the property la for $300,000. 



LIKES NANCY GIBBS. 



Philadelphia Takea to "Beaucaire," 
But Show May Close. 



Philadelphia, Jan. If. 

It Is' a question whether or not 
the tour of "Monsieur Beaucalre" 
will continue af'cr this . Jnt. It 
f-i>< ned Monday. The notices were 
particularly good nnd Nancy Gibbs. 
fho English prima donna, has seem- 
ingly taken the town by storm. 

A strong publicity campaign has 
been waged in her favor and the re- 
sult was most apparent In the ad- 
vance pictorial display which she 



received. The r " , - v heT.Owi 

lag big money. fc'SW n on -mutual I &• ' oc:it °* **- 



SPECIAL MATTHEE SEASON. 

(Continued from page 144 
several successes among ths new 
offerings being responsible. The 
Park hopped into the list with the 
heavy scoring of "firmlnie." Ths 
others are "Greenwich Village Fol- 
lies- (Shubert). "Passing Show of 
1921- (Winter Garden), "Sally" 
(New Amsterdam), "Samson ard 
Delilah" (39th Street), "The* Bat" 
(Morosco), "Spanish Love" (Elli- 
ott), "Her Family Tree" (Lyric). 
"Gold Diggers" (Lyceum), "Cham- 
pion" (Longacre), "Flrat Year** 
(Little), "Lady Billy- (Lib rty), 
"Meanest Man in the World- (Hud- 
son), "Tip Top" (Globe), "Enter 
Madame" (Fulton}, "Broken Wings" 
(48th Street), "Mary Roae" (Em- 
pire), "Transplanting Jean" (Cort), 
"Bad Man" (Comedy), "Prince and 
Pauper- (Booth). "Deburau" (Be- 
lasco) and "Cornei ed" (Astor) 

The cut rates also Increased their 
list with a total of 12 offerings: 
"Jimmie" (Apollo), "Oornired" (As- 
tor), "Mecca" (Century), "Trans- 
planting Jean" (Cort), "Just Su, 
pose" (Miller), "Three L '- e Ghosts" 
(Bayes), "Thy Name Is Woman" 
(Playhouse), "Little Old New York" 
(Plymouth), "Pagans" (Princess), 
"Daddy Dumpllns" (Republic), 
"TioUe M^-aj^siwynj and "Tj'o 
Mirage" (Times Square). 



George M. Cohan denied he Is 
contemplating breaking forth as a 
baseball magnate. It was reported 
from Boston that he was interested 
In a Brooklyn franchise in the pro- 
posed Continental Baseball Asso- 
ciation. Inc., whose object, it Is said. 
will be to put clubs In major league 
cities. _ 



The Sclwyns announce Leo Car- 
rillo will be starred in a comedy, 
Allen Dlnehart will have the lead 
in "Edgar Allan Poe," Ralph Mor- 
gan in "The Poppy God," and there 
will be a Jane Murfln comedy en- 
titled "The Sign." 



Mary Pick ford recently was re- 
fused permission to make scenes 
among ths immigrants on Ellis 
Island. 



"My Old Kentucky Home," ths 
inspiration of Stephen Foster, Is 
to bo preserved. The Kentucky 
State Legislature is seeking means 
to purchase the house where Foster 
wrote his immortal ballad. It Is 
for sale at $60,000. 



Virginia Best, understudy for 
Lillian Glsh, eloped last week with 
Theodore Vanderlaan, son of a 
wealthy New York importer. They 
were married at Port Chester, N. Y. 



The first Blue Law has been In- 
troduced at Nashville, Tenn., where 
the Idea got Its start. A bill Intro- 
duced In the Tennessee Senate pro- 
hibits Sunday trains, newspapers, 
baseball and other sports, bars all 
buying and selling oa Sunday. 

A veiled woman, apparently an 
envious professional, appeared In 
ths London apartment of Mme. 
Laurka de Kurylo, American 
dancer, and threw vitriol on her, 
crying: "You will go back to your 
own country now." The dancer's 
furs were burned by the liquid, but 
she escaped Injury. 



The Lyceum, where Ina Claire Is 
In her second year In "The Gold 
Diggers," has been leased for ten 
years, dating from next October, 
by Charles Frohman, Ine. Famous 
Players is interested. 

Fine Arts Pictures, Inc.. has pur- 
chased 800 acres, ths site of Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston, at Jackson- 
ville, Fla.. and will erect "Fins Arts 
City." 



Newspapers report that Lee Shlp- 
pcy. poet and writer, Is living in 
Monterey, Mexico, with Madeleine 
Babln, a French girl, who is the 
mother of his son. Shippey. who 
until recently was on a Los Angeles 
newspaper, had bluntly told his wife 
he loved the girl he met in France 
and advised her to get a divorce. 
She has refused to do so. 



From England, where Pete Tier- 
man, ex-bantamweight champion, 
is to fight Jimmy Wilde, cornea the 
information that Joe Lynch, Her- 
man's conqueror, is not recognized 
as tho champion. Herman Joins 
the Url.tish promoters in claiming 
that the title nritjr could pass by "a 
knockout or in a 20-round fight, 
as per rules adopted at the world 
boxing conference In Paris- in 1919. 
The United States was not repre- 
sented at that conference. 



Ethel Barrymore, stricken by 
articular rheumatism In Cincinnati, 
waa forced to cancel her engage- 
ment there, and other dates are 
problematical. She has been 111 
since Jan. 4. 



Frits Leiber wound up his tws 
weeks' Shakespearean season at ths 
Lexington, New York, Saturday, 
and will return to ths same house) 
Easter week. 



Jan. II William Faversham. hi 
"The Prince and the Pauper." win 
move to the Apollo from the Booth,' 
New York, to make room for 
George Arliss In "The Green God- 
dess." 



Mary Garden may become art 1st Is 
director of ths Chicago Opera Com- 
pany, and la quoted aa saying: "I'd 
take it in a jiffy and make good.** 



"Kid" 
weight 



McPartland, former light- 
title contender, and for 
some time In charge of entertain- 
ment tax collections under "Big 
Bill" Edwards in the Internal Reve- 
nue Bureau, has resigned his posi- 
tion and will go Into commercial 
work. 



"Me" ("Dear Me"), the Golden 
production slated for the Republic, 
New 'York, brings forth a play- 
wright who has journeyed to Broad- 
way from the Ship News Depart- 
way of the "New York Herald" via 
the screen scenario route. He Is 
Luther Reed, co-author of th« play. 
Grace La Rue is starred in ths 
play. 

An additional subsidy of $140,000, 
bringing the annual total to $300,- 
000, has been granted the Paris 
Opera by the French Government 
The Opera Is said to have been 
running at an avcrar ~ loss of $1,200 
a week, dm. It Is alleged, to giv- 
ing performances inferior to thoss 
of the Opera Comlque, which Is 
getting the patronage. The Paris 
Opera's gross is said to be about 
$6,000 a week. 






Leading stars have volunteered 
for the Actors' Fund benefit mati- 
nee, Jan. ?1, at the Century, New 

"fork. 

_ 

Tho n.>w theatro zone traffic 

rules, which have proved effective 

since they were Inaugurated In 

New Vork last Wednesday, will* not 

1 include matinee, days. 



The Ilildlnger Enterprises, oper- 
ators of a chain of picture theatres, 
have acquired a large plot of ground 
near the Interstate Fair Grounds 
in New Jersey, preparatory to build- 
ing an amusement park. 



C'apt. John Jacob Astor of the 
British Horse Guards or his heirs 
will receive $10,000,000 within the 
next 20 years as a result of the re- 
newal of tho ground lense on the 
Hotel Astor, owned by the British 
branch of the Astor family. The 
old lease was renewed for 20 years 

at $.,00,000 a year. 

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Friday, January 14, 1021 




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JVOMAN TO WOMAN. 

Atlantic City. Jan. 12. 

A play that has a)) the marks of 
being a coming success appeared at 
Woods on Monday. It Is a play of 
•ox conflict, produced by A. H. 
Woods. 
""' "' ""Mie'iVit-V "Morton has • cccvoe-lved 
some seldom-spoken ideas of the 
mvx question, particularly his free 
exposition of the usually subdued 
dual standard of tho male. 

The real triumph of the evening 
came to Willetto Kershaw, who sur- 
prised by her nearly flawless trans- 
formation into a French danfleu.se, 
whose whole soul was wrapped in 
the spirit of being a mother. 

Though he jumps to results with 
Winged speed and draws together 
Immense problems in one short - 
lived day of morning, afternoon and 
evening, Mr. Morton has written a 
play that is dramatically "over." 

The French danseuse is in 
moneyed surroundings in a I/ondon 
environment, the dancer of society. 
She has come from humble French 
origin to heights of her own 
climbing, with a child she loves 
beat. The climb has been of about 
four years' duration, and since that 
time she has not seen the father of 
the child, an English gentleman- 
soldier, an engineer. Her devotion 
to him has been constant and be 
has been the one love in her life. 

The husband returns to see his 
French lady on the eventful morn- 
ing of the first act. She has 
changed her name and is very 
liapr y. He is surprised to find him. 
self the father of a boy he has al- 
ways wanted. She learns for the 
first time who he really is. and the 
shell of dlstjirn human passion that 
made men other than they were In 
the seething turmoil of the war 
days in Paris is exposed before the 
domestic conditions of today. 

The girl has a weak heart, which* 
evidences itself with frequent well 
expressed action by Miss Kershaw, 
fine resolves to give her treasure 
to the father, but knowing women 
and the English standards, goes to 
the mother to make the sacrifice 
herself. The second act, in which 
the husband's proposition is reject- 
ed and the two women pass 
through varying stresses of emo- 
tion, provides excellent and well ac- 
cepted opportunities for Miss Ker- 
shaw and for Hilda Spong as the 
mother. 

The child is given to the charge 
of the father on the eve of the hall 
at which the mother is to dance 
for the father's wife. There is an 
RfTectcd parting, the eagerness to 
go to tho dance, the refusal of the 
physician, the spirited dash onward 
and the collapse This final act is, 
for Miss KershaW, a still more re- 
vealing opportunity, though the au- 
thor has overwritten and too much 
overdrawn some situations. 

The problems dealt with arc 
those that will stand discussion, 
particularly that relative to the fu- 
ture of innocent illegitimate chil- 
dren. Schcucr, 



worthy and chivalrous -Knight of I ABANDONED NOOK. 
the Burning Pestle." Ralph Is ~»™ l*-^ 1 ivrvr**. 



Russei Mack Just walked through 
the proceedings. The title role of 
Peggy was handled in s satWaetory 
manner by Virginia O'Brien, whtle 
Lenora Novasio, but for one fleeting 
moment in a dancing number, was 
lost entirely. 

The music Is by Lou Dymond, 
a -ho also directed the orchestra,. He. 
is a much better director than com- 
poser, if he arranged the orchestra- 
tion. The book and lyrics by Fred 
Gary 11 will never do. Nell Twomey 
did the best he could in staging the 
piece with what material he had; 
the dances as ,mt on by Allan K. 
Foster -an along abjut on a par with 
other musical comedies. 

Mr. Milliard left a big opening for 
a comeback when he stated in the 
program "Mack Hllliard presents 
(prior to opening in New York," 
"Peggy-). 

Miakin. 




KKIOHT OF BUKNING PESTLE. 

London. Dec. JO. 

Speaker of 'he Prolog a?. M. Robeon 

A Citizen «....Tbomee W a s sai ls 

Hfe> Wif« Betty Cheater 

Ralph. his apprentice Noel Coward 

f Dorothy C hearten 

Boys J Mark* WHaoa 

Yenturewell. a merchant.. KatltweJI Hobba 

Humphrey Ivan Berlyn 

Merry thought Stanley Newman 

Jasper ) 1 Kris Morgnn 

Michael J bis sons jHermlone B&Sdelcy 

Tiro \ tDerla Zoya 

George J apprentices \ Roger Lrveeey 

Tapater K. M. Robaon 

Barber Phillip Cunningham 

Luce, daughter of Vsnturewell 

Sydney Luce 

MlMiv* Merrythought Marlon Barton 

Pompfona. daughter of King of Moldavia 

Dorothy Chest on 
Produced by Nigel Play fair 



PEGGY 

Washington, D. C, Jan. 12. 
Kilter's daughters— 

A dele *6>?e Boulals 

Be t *y <J lady ■ Hart 

Daisy. Poppy l'ompan 

flora. Marls Cray 

Irene Hazel Mayer 

Jerry Mary Oodscy 

Mltxl Rose Boulals 

Pyhil Jane King 

LScy Ellen Godsey 

Hal Brumley RSSStll MacK 

fulle Clark Virginia Eastman 

Lag** Meadows Hk»-e.t Oaliaghe r 

Jimmy Baxter J»>nn C. Morton 

Peggy Logan Virginia O'Brien 

Andre Rambeau..... Wayne Nunn 

faramla Lenora Novasio 

Bunny Brown Joan Elton 

John Potler Edward See 



There doesn't seera to he a single 
chance in the world for "Peggy/* the 
latest musical piece .to make its first 
bid for favor in Washington. The 
book is hopeless, there isn't even a 
foundation upon which to rebuild, 
and the score is lit o ~etter. 

Sunday night's audience at the 
Sbubert -Belasco had but two things 
to be thankful for, a few members 
of the cast and the orchestration. 
This last -cat iio was exceptionally 
good. 

The first act convinces that an ef- 
fort has been made for an imitation 
of "Irene," but the play stopped 
btith only ii»e "effort", outstanding* 
'm la about a rich man who has 
adopted eight chorus girls, who call 
him "Daddy," and for whom he 
pays all the dressmakers, etc.; a 
young woman with Jk millinery ahop, 
the old-time melodrama villain who 
advanced $50,000 for the starting of 
the business and who wants the girl 
or the money within 20 minutes, and 
of course, tho boy ho works fur 
the villain and loses his Job be- 
cause of ihe love he bears for the 
girl. 

First among the cast was Virginia 
Eastman, a mighty pretty little in- 
genue, with a slight lisp, and really 
delightful; Mho helped a great deal 
to get the evening through at all 
Bkoet Gallagher didn't have any- 
thing to be funny with. James C 
Morton succeeded m putting a lot c 
pep into the show with his nuide- 
vllle methods, sad although those 
methods were Inclined to tend 
toward "hokum,** he made them 
jh, bo hell have to be forgiven. 



Originally produced in 1613 and 
revived after the Restoration, with 
a prolog specially written for and 
spoken by Nell Qwynn, this play by 
Francis Beaumont and John 
B etcher "Gents." provides "fair 
and comely dramatic fare," as hey 
would have said 100 years ago. It 
Is now at the Kings way. The orig- 
inal text is adhered to with all the 
coarse, outspoken language of the 
period in which It first saw the 
light. In one place the merchant's 
buxom young wife announces the 
apprentice's p'.aylr.g is the bent 
thing she's seen for many a long 
day with the exception of the 
haemophrodine. Later on the 
young gentleman himself says that 
he feels like c "constipated corpse." 
Still, the coarseness of the lan- 
guage—and heaven help any high 
school teacher who takes her pupils 
to Jhc Klngsway armed with a book 
of tho words as is the custom here 
when the "classics" are on — is lost 
in the art with which they are de- 
livered, and will go unchallenged by 
90 out of 100 of their hearers, and 
the hundredth will cut no ice with 
any one or anywhere — they belong 
to the days of Beaumont and 
Fletcher, an age cleaner than this, 
although men and women called a 
spade a spade and were not 
ashamed nor afraid to do so. 

"The Knight" is true burlesque, 
and the worthy knight's adventures 
are strongly reminiscent of those of 
Don Quixote. It is remarkably 
clever fooling and as fresh today as 
when first written. 

The "a;-ron" *o .ie stage of the 
theatre which runs into the real 
audience and combines those in 
front with those of a tight and 
ruffed age, those favored few who 
by ri*ht of rank or money sat on 
the stage and .tindcred tho players 
by parsing backward and forward 
or by verbal interruptions adds to 
the general enjoyment. Through- 
out the piece one scene alone Is 
used, that of the interior of the old 
Elizabethan theatre with Its high 
walls — at the Klngsway a bear even 
climbs up its pole <ust beyond these 
walls and has buns thrown to It by 
the mimic audience — and quaint 
little stage with musicians' gallery 
above, the furniture being moved to 
meet the requirements of any 
player whose "business" requires 
him or her to be seated. Other 
scenes are represented by placards 
announcing what they are and the 
height of prodigality fn production 
is reached when a p«ge boy puts 
little, green Noun's Ark trees about 
to represent a forest. 

The whole thing is capital enter- 
tainment; there is good acting, good 
dancing— were there any prettily 
Formed premier dancers in the days 
of Jba union 1 and Fletcher?— and a 
little sinaing of the bucolic order 
and the play should certainly' 
bring back some little prosperity to 

!L SL re wh,ch can most certainly 
«5r" a 8UCO ™8 occasionally. 
The story concerns a worthy citi- 
zen of London who, together with 
nis wi. and 'prentice, Ralph, go to 
the theatre, where a play, the "Mer- 
chant of London.- ^ oejng enacted 
They 8U ck oranges and generally 
make themselves comfortable, but 
neither the play nor the chief player 
Is to their taste. They demand a 
change of bill, and also that Ralph 
shall toke the heading role. This 
is conceded to. and Ralph, fear- 
somely raddled, appears as (he 



skilled as a player, so skilled, in 
fact, that the icrchant might 
easily have had cause to be sus- 
picious of his good dame's Interest 
In htm. snd would have been in this 
year of Grace. He plays the part, 
and despite uany interruptions 
from t.te good woman, who will 
scarcely permit any other to speak 
for anxiety to get him on again, un- 
winds a romantic story of maidens 
snd chivalrous knights, of hard- 
hearted parents, of effeminate 
favorites and affairs of gallantry, 
until In the end we see virtue re- 
warded and vice trampied under, 
foot, a finale whlcb shows that the 
popular taste in dramatic fare was 
much the same in the Elizabethan 
era as at present. But for the com- 
plete dressing of the female char- 
acters, the absence of legs and nude 
becks, the piece might easily have 
been a modern revue provided by 
accident with an understandable 
plot. 

Ths acting Is excellent. Betty 
Chester gives a fine, if boisterous, 
study of the Merchant's wife de- 
spite the difficulty that she is prac- 
tically working from the audience 
and even has to make her first 
entrance to her "apron" seat from 
the orchestra stalls of the genuine 

I auditorium. Thi« entrance to- 
gether with those of the Merchant 
and Ralph at the same time are 
the only things which strike the 
watcher as at all incongruous. 

Thomas Weguelin is fine as her 
stolid husband, the Merchant. Noel 
Coward, a youthful actor of much 
promise, bears the brunt of the 
performance on his shoulders as 
Ralph. Venturewell is played 
rather on the lines of the "Melan- 
choly Dane" by Halliwell Uobtts. 
but his sombrenes* seems a little 
out of the picture. The Joyously 
bibulous Merrythought receives 
fine treatment at ths hands of 
Stanley Newman. This is one of 
the best shows in the piece Marion 
Barton is good as Mistress Merry- 
thought. Sydney Leon conveys the 
amorous Luce cleverly, and Dorothy 
Cheston is excellent in the small 
part of Pompiona. though why she 
should adopt a rustic accent is hard 

I O ,K« l80O * er "~ unleM !t °*» •ome 
subtle reference ^o the days when 

female parts were played princi- 
pally by boys, and a woman, even 
the most fatuous yokel, must have 
been a god -send an<* a big box 
office draw to the showman. All the 
other roles are well played, and the 
whole production is so good that 
we could wish It to be staged at a 
theatre where 'the chances of suc- 
cess would be just a little more 
certain. Qore. 



(IN YIDDISH.) 

Chaise Berth U. Basiultoff 

Creleel. his wife Mrs. NaJolaky 

Notch) their ( tllu Tennenholt* 

i;hale J children I Kiss Jscobson 

Not*, an undertaker.,; Mr. Goldsmith 

Crete*, his wife .....Mrs. Lexer 

Tmtrsi. their daughter ...Cillls Adler 

Theodor, Note's father U Bats 

I )ooe* ....,••.........*•.... • Jsrs. nossAiBSi 

Chatsksl Boris A ue roach 



LA MATK0N D'EPHESE. 

Paris, Dec. 2*. 

Mine. Cora Laparcerie has pro- 
duced a three-act antique comedy 
by her husband, Jacques Richepin, 
at the Renaissance. It Is an inter- 
esUh^effort. There is Incidental 
music by Tiarko Richepin, who 
proves himself an accomplished 
musician. 

The story is apparently adapted 
as a farce from Petrone, the fabu- 
list Lafontalne having likewise 
used it in his day. An inconsolable 
widow, Praxigora, vows to abide in 
the cemetery near the remains of 
her late husband. The funeral 
ceremony is displayed with the 



A testimonial performance ten- 
dered to Ludwlg Sats at the David 
Kessler Second Avenue theatre. 
Jan. f, together with Cillls Adler 
and a supporting cast tyt eight 
principals, revived Peretx liirsch- 
beln's folk play. "An Abandoned 
Nook" for the delectation of an 
enthusiastic and crowded audi- 
ence, and co-lncldentalry for the 
curiosity of several managers from 
Times Square, who, obviously, had 
chosen a night off to see of what 
stuff this fellow Sats was made of. 
• From an overcrowded box Arthur 
Hopkins availed himself of a peep 
into this play; from an aisle seat 
David Belasco, and sharing the 
other. Joseph tandelkern, himself 
a pioneer among Yiddish actors in 
America; from another part of the 
house was the observant William 
Harris, Jr.. Montague Glass and a 
representative of the A. H. Woods 
office. 

Between the intermissions there 
was a buzzing Harris was consid- 
ering Satz for the leading role In 
Dymov's "Bronx Express.** which 
the former had acquired for pres- 
entation on the American stage. 
From another source It was re- 
ported Belasco had made overtures 
to Satz, but that the matter rested 
in finding a suitable play, and the 
rumors Included that Hopkins 
might utilise Satz in future produc- 
tions. 

The play of Mr. Hlrschbeln took 
on a . rofcsslonal lease of life when 
Maurice Schwartz, nominated In 
the program as director, produced 
the piece last year at the Irving 
Piace with moie than moderate 
success from the box office and an 
artistic success by unanimous 
journalistic opinion. When first 
seen Its significance established 
itself in the fact that while the 
play Itself was of no great intrinsic 
value, there was an illusive some- 
thing to it, a touch of poetry 'us 
a remarkable character Interpreta- 
tion that sent it over with great 
appeal. And so the play endured. 

It is a quaint comedy of a phase 
of life between two families in the 
so-called "abandoned nook." It is 
filled with the richness of lore that 
Is found in some of Synge's Irish 
plays, or Lady Gregory's for that 

I matter; but it Is never vital in the 
sense of vitality which a Bernard 
Shaw may endow a play despite a 
graphic drawing of its characters. 
In "An Abandoned Nook" the 
representatives of two households — 
one a miller, the other an under- 
taker — are the central figures of a 
feud. The undertaker would aban- 
don his profession, and, egged on 
by the sinister influence of a 
wealthy, imposing and prospective 
son-in-law, threatens to compete 
with the miller by building an addi- 
tional mill. The miller's son Is in- 
fatuated with the undertaker's 
daughter; the attention is recipro- 
cated. Matters are brought to a 
head when the workmen dump the 
stones on the undertaker's prem- 
ises preparatory to building. At 
I this the miller's son takes drastic 



pw.mp of the period 

Xanthias, a handsome soldier. I measures, first by knocking in the 



whose duty is to guard the body of 
a political offender recently hung. 
flirts with the charming matron, 
and she is not insensible to his 
masculine charms. Consequently, 
when The family begs her to entice 
the soldier to her side while they 
steal the body. Praxigora is ready 
and willing. 

They pass a delightful nixht in 
the warm moonlight, and In the 
morning the soldier is horrified to 
learn the corpse has been smuggled 
away. It means he will be hanged 
as a punishment for his neglect. 
On the advice of an artful old 
keeper, who has been flirting with 
the hand-maiden, the body of 
Praxigora's spouse Is substituted so 
that the officers may not notice the 
theft. 

As the lady now ardently recip- 
rocates the love of her soldier boy, 
she reluctantly consents, preferring 
a live man to a dead one. 

This ghastly plot, of Roman 
origin, Is treated as an amusing 
comedy, written in verse, and well 
played by Mme. Laparcerle as 
Praxigora, Colin as Xanthias, R. 
llasti as the guardian of the ceme- 
tery. There are several roles also 
well handled, considering the diffi- 
culty in presenting such a subject. 

Ketidrew. 



LA CEINTURE DE VENUS. 

Paris, Dec. 2«. 

Operette In three acts by Henri de 
CorsHe and Victor Darlay, produced 
by Louis Demarchand. The music 
is arranged on popular t The 

fairy tale was perhaps intended for 
the Chatelet, but found a trifle too 
near the knuckle, though it is not 
really naughty. It will please the 
holiday crowds, but is a bit trivial. 

It Is the usual visit to different 
resorts, but Mr. de Gorans thl, time 
has confined himself to Francs. 

The costumes are rich and often 
scanty. There is the Inevitable jazz 
band, local topics and luminous 
scenpry of Frey. It constitutes a 
sort of revue, or perhaps a kind of 
English pantomime. 

The lole of Venus is held L> 



windows of the undertaker's home, 
administers a sound thrashing on 
his rival and the final scene Is the 
happy reunion of all. 

To understand this play is to 
know provincial Yiddish life as it 
is lived In the secluded corners of 
either Russia or Poland. Without 
pre-knowledge much of the poetry, 
the elegy of it. Is lost upon an 
alien audience, and few, if any. 
translators have the gift of being 
able to translate the Yiddish idiom 
Into English or any other language. 
If the presence of the representa- 
tives of the American theatrs that 
evening is an argument for its pos- 
sible adaptation Into the American 
drama, the hint is to leave it alone. 
For some time Broadway's dllle- 
tante have been urging "Give us 
'The Idle Inn'" and other plays 
done at the Art, peculiarly adapt- 
able to the environment of the Yid- 
dish theatre. They know not 
whereof they speak. 

In aelecting "An Abandoned 
Nook" Ludwlg Satz picked a 
meagre role for himself, yet one 
despite its brevity mado his per- 
formance easily the outstanding hit 
of the evening. The Yiddish thea- 
tre can boast of no greater comedian 
in its followers today. The only one 
in the Yiddish theatre of America 
who may be regarded as his peer 
Is Rudolf Shildkraut. To under- 
stand Satz's versatility is to point 
to a predecessor of similar talents 
In comedy In the Yiddish theatre. 
That is tho late Slgmund Mo*,.; 
lesct.. Satz's is unique because he 
Is natural, ' because he does not 
overact, and still more because his 
developed sense of characterization 
has had its foundation in an innate 



talent. Tims and again he pro* 
voked his audience into unre- 
strained laughter. The part Jn less 
capable hands could never have 
stood out to such a degree. 

In Miss Clllle Adler, the daughter 
of Jacob P. Adler. whoso brief in- 
troduction to American playgoers 
was with the Theatre Guild's pro- 
duction of Pinsky's "Tho Treasure," 
the Jewish stage has one of its 
most accomplished actresses of the 
younger generation In that theatre. 
Her role in this lece is that of a 
naive maiden still in the "teens" of 
blushlngnesa A tendency to over- 
emphasize marred an otherwise 
splendidly drawn cliaractor, Mr. 
Samuiioffs work is praiseworthy, 
though it was never exceptional. 
Mr. Tannenholts scarcely suggested 
the 20-year-old boy; Mr. Goldsmith 
found himself in a part beyond him. 
The Chatzkel of Boris Auerbach 
scarcely had any merit. There was 
nothing to distinguish the women 
folk from being exceptional in their 
respective parts In this play. 

At the conclusion of th~ third act 
Mr. Sats was rewarded with bo:jo 
dozen curtain calls, all of which he 
shared liberally with the rest of 
the players. 

The production was poorly 
staged, the direction lacking, it 
seemed, in tho many excellent 
points which were scored by a 
stock company at the Irving Place, 
also under Maurice Schwartz's 
guidance. fltep. 



THE EMPEEOR JONES 

An Old Nstlvs Woman.. Cbriatin* IU 

H«ny fftnltJiera. a wilts tra.ter 

« . J»«p*r DMter 

Bintu» Jon**, £mp«ror. . .Charles a. Oupia 

Th« ),mi« Formless fori... — 

Jeff Alan McAtear 

( Leo Rlrhmas 

The N*ito Convicts )3 * fif^iv 

| Paul Miller 

_ _ I Herman Oestr 

Tho rrleon Guard , Jam*'* Butler 

I Arm>n s-'hwara 

The rianters {Clement O'Lofhlen 

hv D tflager 
(Jeannfe Hers m 

The K|.'.-'taforo (Charlotte Grayer* 

The Auctioneer... ,......,.. .Alan McAteor 

id' n Thompson 
Herman Oaaer 
John J* Procops 

t-. u . j Jamea. Shields 

he Usees 1 Paul Miller 

J. b. Brlnaley 
I.eo nirbman 
James Butler 
The ^onso Witch Doctor... lden Thompaoa 

The CreesSus God ■ i ■ ■ 

Lent, a Native CSIef 2 . . . Aian McAteor 

John I* Prooope 
Herman Oaaer 
J^o 111. hman 
J. B. Brinaiej 
Paul Miller 
J*i:it» Butler 



Soldiers, adherents of l>m\ 



Odette Myrtil. She Is certainly 
charming, as Is also Simone Judic. 
but many of the 100 pretty women 
as announced tlo not amply export 
the management's promise. 

It Is at the Apollo that Raphael 
Baretta is to mount "The Btorm" 
caray in tho spring. Will the pres- 
ent program last until then? 

Kcndrcw. 



Proa the narrow, stuffy* hard* 
benched confines of its own theatre 
on Macdouga street to the moro 
commodious Selwyn the Province- 
town Players ventured to show their 
wares Dec, 27 In a series of spe- 
cial matinees under the auspices of 
Adolph Klauber. 

Interest centers itself chiefly in 
this double bill on the previously 
chronicled "Emperor Jones." by Eu- 
gene G. O'NeU, prolific writer of 
one-act pieces and better known on 
Broadway for his "Beyond tho 
Horizon." 

This piece unfolds a grim tragedy* 
the genuineness of which is undis- 
puted, mixed with the cynicism of 
youth to whom life *eems an anl* 
mated canvas from which his char* 
acters emerge rehearsing poignant- 
ly the futility and the bare facts of 
life. 

Thus in "The Emperor Jones" 1» 
the graphically drawn and equally 
graphically enacted vision in which 
a negro, challenged by a relentless 
fate and an unforgiving conscience, 
atabs through the African jungle. 
He seeks safety from a pursulnjr 
mob— from men of his own color if 
not of ths same creed, whom he. 
has hoodwinked and hypnotized into 
making him emperor. 

But moro forceful than the action 
which transpires through eight 
scenes of this Unique and unconven- 
tional play, beginning in midafter- 
noon in tho audience chamber of 
this bogus regent and concluding; 
with ths dawn at the end of tho 
plain where tho forest begins, la 
the brilliancy in conception of tho 
author's linos. Ths satire, the pic- 
turesque froth of the negro's ver- 
nacular Is manifest of creative ge- 
nius by this author. More Impor- 
tant Is the originality in theme sug- 
gested by the molding of a silver 
bullet by these natives as the only 
means which may snuff out ths life 
of their victim. 

The play is yet the more unique 
in that ths principal role has been 
entrusted to a negro, who, from tho 
minute of the curtain's rise 'o tho 
last minute's action, dominates ths 
stage. He Is Charles H. Gilpin, a 
former member of Drinkwater's 
"Abraham Lincoln" cast, who han- 
dled a bit In that play. 

A great deal must be conceded to 
his ambitious performance. He 
shows the result of areful train- 
ing, of ability to rise to emotional 
helKhts, of a similar ability to sub- 
merge himself in agony to ths de- 
gree of impressl ^ his auditors with 
his suffering and winning their 
sympathy. His performance is at- 
tention-winning and seldom. If at 
all, does the Interest wane. A mo- 
notony now and then ensues, but is 
easily overcome 

With ths lowering of ths suc- 
cessive curtains, the sctlon and 
theme is augmented by the beating 
of a tom-tom drum, somewhat rem- 
iniscent of Belasco' • "The Drum* 
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MAJESTIC, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. IS. 

The theatre was packed fron top 
to bottom* and they were turning 
tbem away at 1 o'clock. Bee 'aimer 
failed to show either on the matinee 
or night. The reason gtv waa the 
loss of .baggage. For the matinee 
Whiting and Hurt substituted, jump- 
ing over from the Palace — on the 
night show, baggage still lost, Louise 
Dresser and Jack Gardner, from the 
State-Lake, replaced tv r. 

The matinee ran with a sip and 
a bang. The show was opened with 
•Dobley" loleett. Moat likely HIM 
Ioleen has been told before i he can't 
sing, but after delivering two "mprs 
in "one." she goes to full stage for 
a jazz dance on the tight wire that 
brought her back for three bows. 

Lew and Paul M unlock, two 
juveniles that admit in sorip tiny 
can't Kiiitf, but are dancers, went to 
the meat of their act after one 
chorus. The hoys are right, but they 
sure can dance- every thing t'roM 
acrobatic, eccentric to jazz. 

Hairy Hayden and Co. deserve 
special mention for the Co. They 
were S»ott Moore. Kloise Murray 
and Virginia Marseillius. Hayden 
does a bashful hoy lover, v. ho just 
can't say the right thing to the 
right «u i and ■ offered advice by 
a married man. No one is credited 
with tills little playlet, t » » 1 1 it Is a« 
sweet ;; s a nut and played excep- 
tionally well. 

Harry A«iur and Rose Dunbar 
have their own way to introduce 
animal Imitation*. AdVr has been 
blessed with a natmal funny face 
and' takes advi lilage of it. 

Lillian Shaw, though billed "OWet 
down, took the place allotted to Miss 
Pautur. sik* never sang in etter 
form. 

James B. Donovan and Marie Lee 
followed, and with James* likeable 

Sip!!* and vi r t:« stories and Miss 

Leo's ch'ck dancing tin y all won 
a plaee in the Min. 

The Care nos proved an audience 
does remember, receiving' a ree«*p- 
tion. and they proceeded to dance 
their way Into another hit. The or- 
chestra jt one time scetn i to b 
democrat ic. but they danced on just 
the same v IthoUt changing a smile 

Whiting and Hurt Wi nt through 
some DOW a;ul ."ome old numb< rs. 
hut were n» ver in doubt as to their 
popularity. The two-act swept th^ 
house. James and Etta M tchcll 

clOsed an all-around ^otnl >ho.v. 



PALACE. CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 1*. 
Quality. «!<i-.~ -.Mid talent count. 
Standing in the lobby of the Palace 



Terrace 
Gar den 

CHICAGO S M0S1 BEAUTIFUL 
S t ST AUH AST- THEATRE. 

Booking High Class 
Refined Attractions 

DOUBLES - TRIOS - QUARTETTES Eta 

Am avisi i* reined and mrafurt at to a 
ttandaru which arlli br appreciated hi it;» Mihait 
•Ja*. of gtrnwAft 

tf rout a<t ottfft» w'M> the refliitr^mrnra ahoia. 
•ooionuntrat' and Mat* ''ill DarU<u!ar» to FRtJ 
HURLEY Stat* 0.ra<ia#. 

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for the 

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CREATORS 

of 

Original C(istun\«i 

GOWNS, HATS, 
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We cat\ take care of the 
cosrumlSi of production* 
H9 well 19 the Individual. 
Ptioao Central «s;4 

maybe«.u 

SMART SH«:P 

LENORE BERNSTEIN 
mopistp: 

?W N. C'ark fUrvti 



waiting ta eet pait a long Una of 
ticket buyers, ail one heard waa 
"This Jeasel haa a great act. Some 
friend* saw It at the Majestic and 
told me not to mlaa It," 

It was a Jesael audience. 

Herman and ShL-ley, veteran show 
openers, have tried to get away 
from holding the No. 1 spot and 
have turned their dancing eccentric 
contortion act Into "almost a 
sketch." Now the only thing they 
need Is a writer to write some talk 
with a little plot to hring out 
George Herman, and they will be 
set. There Is no question as to the 
quality of Herman's contortion abil- 
ity. 

Leon Varvara, doing a singing 
pianolog, has a cold personality. 
There is no need for thjs. as with 
his present routine and material he 
is a deuce spot act. 

Frank Wilcox in "Ssh-h." by Vin- 
cent Lawrence, is supported by five 
oilier capable actors. The action la 
fast and the situations funny, tak- 
ing three healthy curtains. 

Marie and Mary McKarlaml sans 

tiu« i> high-class numbers, two In 

English and one in Italian, and 
bowed off to well-earned apulauee. 
One of the sisters appeared to In 
suffering with a bad eoid. 

Lee Hose and Kather> n Moon, .is- 
siste«i by a piano player and bine 
eye with a fancy border, proved cap- 
able. They a'ng in a likeable man- 
ner and showed plenty of speed. 

action and originality in then 

dunes, finishing their portion of the 
program with n fast, whirling, aero* 
i»:uie* finish. Mis-; Moon does four 
change* of costumes w titch show 

taste. 

(Ik. rue Whiting and Sadie Hurt, 
as a two -act, went o:T ah salvos 
oi applause, doing two encores with- 
out music. George J easel, in his 
"Troubles of 1H20." with his IB-karat 
oast, knocked them for a goal, His 
opening received many iaiigh*, and 
the "Mother" bit was worthy of Vera 
i lordpn. 

Holmes and Welti ea rit tl their 
portion of the act with due credit. 
Ow'ng to the act having the next 
to closing spot, Jesael brought the 
♦*nt ire company OUt in "one" for a 
little impromptu speech, long 
enough for the three J. onions to s I 
up their casting rigging. Though 
this closing act is one of the best Of 
its Kind it could not keep them in. 



stopped proceedings with their coon 
town stuff, an ideal next to closing 
act for thia bill. 

"Dance Creations" cloaed the 
show, special setting, fine dancing, 
beautiful wardrobe. Edward Stan- 
isloff has surrounded himself with 
Live peaches who can dance. Well 
balanced bill well received. 



RIALTO, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 12. 
Nora and Sidney Kellogg opened 
the show, playing several Instru- 
ments. The audience liked It. 
Harry West and Chums, three men 
and a woman, sang several har- 

West did comedy, 
and closed with a 



Heffer, a two-man 
though having old 
well received and 
"hoak" just 



mony numbers. 
Retting laughs, 
harmony song. 

Trout ner and 
blackface team, 
material, were 
they fed the audience 
as they wanted it. 

Mary Kcilly was at home at the 
start. She is a tall, slender beauty 
with personality and a winning 
manner, and above all, a real "blue" 
voles. She has a sterling way of 
potting a number across and 
proved one of the hits of the bill. 

Eddie Schwartz and Julia Clifford 
had no trouble holding the next-to- 
cloaing spot. ICddie does a neat He- 
brew character, while Miss Clifford, 
■ striking blond, feeds her partner 
and also sings a ballad which 
proved an outstanding hit. He tells 
gaga, all new in this territory, not 
one missing. They stopped the 
Show. Three Melvin Brothers 
closed with their well done hand- 
to-hand balancing. 



STATE-LAKE, CHICAGO. 

•Chicago, Jan. 12. 

Louise Dresser and Jack Gardn l ' 
headline, and were received with 
Open arms. They were awarded four 
curtains, with more if they wanted 
it. 

Huffy and Mann took the snp'auao 
privre with their neat comedy s'.;it. 
:m<l every line nnant a laugh for 
th« m. 

Billy Arlington and Co. ran a good 
second for the honors. Their finish 
with a ncver-mls.sing harmony num- 
ber brought them o.T to a hefty 
hand. Billy Shone had a hard time 
next to closing, but kepi in the 
ning. He did a baby bit and 
wrote his own ticket." 

Karl and Sunshine showed 
they sang; and danced in 
days, and though it isn't 
this kind of an audience 
three big bows. 

Hour Harmony Kin^s, colored 
men appearing in full dress, closed 
the show, getting the usual ap- 
plause. 

Hose. Ellis and Ro^e opened the 
show with some nifty barrel jump- 
ing, H< rshel Handler and Wm. 
Brack were not on this bill. 



run- 
then 

how 
grandma's 
an get for 

they took 



AMERICAN, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 12. 

Three Taki tas, a Jap foot Juggling 
;iml balancing act, started. After 
the opening trick it is really a one- 
mat, turn, as to him is left the heavy 
end. This little fellow does some 
nitty head balancing on a trapeze. 
alaO some fast foot Juggling with 
one of the other boys, while the 
third looks on. outside of doing a 
few tumbles and backsprings. The 
; el is beautifully dressed, display- 
in v a marvelous drop. 

Nf xt to follow were the Murray 
Girls, wiio sing. These girls imme- 
diately captivated the audience. A 
shimmy-jass number by one and an 
ceo ntiic rubs number by the other 
were excellently delivered and re- 
ecived, with a double number for 
the finish. The girls have looks, 
wardrobe and talent. They made 
way for Nolan. Henry and Co. In a 
playlet, Oh Jasper." This little 
Sketch has to do with a young girl 
Infatuated with Jasper Jewett, tilm 
actor. There is a little finish about 
Douglas Fairbanks that could be 
eliminated, as it is uncalled for. 

Palo and 1'alet were the sensation 
of the bill with their musical Instru- 
ment. Burkhart and Roberts held 
the next-to-closlng spot, Charley 
Burkhart replacing Irving Both. 
The act has improved 100 per cent, 
since last seen. It is built for laughs, 
with Burkhart getting plenty, espe- 
cially on his bridal bit. while Sammy 
Roberts as the traffic cop makes a 
splendid straight. 

Gil V. Browns "Splc and Span." 
with (Miss) Robyn Adair, closed. 
It is a Spanish song, dance and mu- 
sical revue, consisting of 10 people — 
four girls and six men. A special 
set. with a balcony and lots of ward- 
robe. With a little more work- 
around here it will be presentable 
for the better houses. 





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CHATEAU, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 12. 

The Chateau unbelted a brand of 
v.fbdeville that explained the ca- 
pacity crowd and little was left to 
be desired, the NortltsJdera seldom, 
if ever, made so much noics with 
their hands. 

Hector's dogs opened and made 
them take notice. Allen and Can- 
field followed with neat chatter and 
song. lOdoie Allen has a pleasing 
personality and his voice was in 
excellent form. Miss Canfield reg- 
istered a dandy chSractexvbit. 

"Syncopation in Toyland." with 
Freda Leanord and five Kings of 
Jazacopatlon displayed a novelty in 
setting and arrangement of a jazz 
band act. The act is in much better 
shape now than When last seen. It 
has class in Freda, who is a big 
favorite here, and her band is one 
of the best heard in these parte in 
some time. Frank io. a prodigy Of 
Miss Lsanord's, in an asset. 

Henderson arid Hallulay almost 



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Showmen Buy 
Retire Moir. 



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Chicago, Jan. 12. 

The Saxe Interests of Mil' aukee 
have purchased Harry Moir's Madi- 
son street string of first-run pic- 
ture houses, second-class structures 
but prosperous exhibition stands. 
They comprise the Rose, Ale*azar 
and Boston, the Roston n I; 
street, near Maisoi, the others on 
the block where doirV 2 .e-rnson 
hotel stands. 

Moir's houses are among the vet- 
erans In this town and ha e made 
several fortunes. 

This marks the invasion of the 
Saxes into Chicago and the with- 
drawal of Moir from theatricals. 



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HIPPODROME, CHICAGO. 

Chicago. Jan. 12. 

.lazzarimba Trio opened to about 
50 people. Three men in sporting 
suits playing on two marimba- 
phones, banged several pop num- 
hcrs away, none of the trio being 
exceptionally good players. Ha 
Rose and Adams came on and tried 
their best to win over the "audi- 
ence,'' but in vain. They have 
some bright chatter, but neither 
has a good voice, and as the most Is 
singing, they were not given too 
much consideration. Harry Tsuda. 
in front of green plush drop, ac- 
complished some nifty hand bal- 
ancing and globe rolling. 

Tom Moore and Girls. Moore do- 
ing a drunk character, assisted by 
two girls, followed. Moore works 
too hard in putting over his talk, 
and though he started slow, he lln- 
Ished big, probably due to his 
clianglng from drunk to a nut 
character. The»two girls sing and 
fiance, and make several changes 
in cos lume. 

Vera Hurt and Her Syncopated 
Steppers, consisting of a woman and 
livs men, all the men are dancers. 
The woman has a voice with ex- 
cellent delivery, but the act misses, 
and is only small-time. 

Cleveland and Dowry, following 
a weak bill, had no trouble running 
away with all honors. The woman 
opens with a son,^, When the man 
makes l>»* apj earance eating a ba- 
nana, and has a banana in his hand 
throughout the act. The m\n is a 
dry comediant and at times the au- 
dience howls at his tallc, while the 
woman has a BWeet voice nnd helps 
h m put over the dialog. Oautlers 4 
Bricklayers closed. The brick lay- 
ers are dogs that go through a 
routine of stunts without any one 
appearing on the stage. The ae» 
sot laughs and held the audlen* e, 



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AUTO THIEF "NICE." 

Timponi Recognizes Man Who 
Stole Her Car. 



Chicago. Jan. 12, 
Mrs. Rotto Timponi, wife of the 
manager of the Colonial, was sur- 
prised when she met the man who 
had been arrested for stealiu-. her 
automobile. "Why, I've met him 
before '." she exclaimed When tle- 
tectlves brought Albert Moore out 
of a cell in the bureau. "I met hint 
at a party about a month ago and 
danced with him. He seemed so 
nice." 

Mrs. Timponi was tlelen I.elsly, 
formerly of the "Follies." She 
lived in Cleveland before coming to 
Chicago with the' •Tollies" and was 
married to Mr. Timponi. 

TRYING VAUDEVILLE. 

Chicago, Jan 12. 

The Windsor has announced a 

change in policy from pictures back 

to Vaudeville. It will be booked by 

Coney Holmes of the local Ous Sun 

office. 

Last year this theatre made a 
healthy profit, used as a tryout 
house. This s.ason it tried a Pplit 
week policy with $1,500 program*, 
but the patrons failed to enthuse. 

EDELWEISS GARDENS CLOSED. 

Chicago. Jan l'J. 
The Edelweiss tterdens has suc- 
cumbed to prohibition. 

Boss of revenue was Riven by 
Richard O'.Jtcnrekter, lea ee of the 

building.* for the fuihire of this 
beautiful garden to survive. 



CHICAGO NOTES. 

Chicago. Jan. l?. 
Dick Hoffman of the I'nity Vau l#« 
\ ille Exchange has taken over the 
Majestic, Columbus, O.. and will 
hook it with a •pUt-Weci policy. 

A Special record is being rushed 
out by the Colombia people with Ai 

Jolson singing 'Ohio." Tills wl 1 be 
Issued as a special. 



John Alden. one of the writers of 
"Ha Vee<Ia." was BUed for divorce in 
circuit court by his wife. Mrs. Beat* 
rice Alden. The couple were mar* 
rled Kept ,4. fcUa. 



Lillian Gonne, of Oonne and Al- 
bert, is reported to have left the act 
and gone to her home In St. Louis. 
Albert is continuing with a ne»v 
partner over the Hutterdeld circuit. 



PAID ATTACHMENT. 

Chicago, Jan. 12. 

Fritz! Scheff and the company 
supporting her in "Clorianna" were 
attached in Sandusky. O.. for $738.36 
for money claimed as lue the Na- 
tional Printing and Hngravlng Co. 

Threats to tie up the show got 
quick action on payment of the bill. 



Hritzl Scheff. who closed w'th 
"CJlorianna" In New Castle, Pa.. Jan: 
5, brought in the entire company 
from that town on her own hook. 

The company had received no 
salary for over three weeks. It was 
following the stand at New Castla 
Miss Scheff decided the foolhardi- 
ness o. continuing with 
living on hope. 

Fred C. Whitney Is the owner if 
the show and had placed the star 
nnder a three-years' contract which, 
fedlowlng the narrated incident, ta 
declared null and void. 



everyone 



Isham Jones' Band on Roof. 

Chicago, Jan. 12. 

Isham Jones and his orchestra, 
who have nude themselves famous 
in and around this territory with 
their marvelous syncopation band, 
will appear for three days Feb. l-S, 
on Setgfold'a Roof. 

Jones was f rnierly at the Rainbo 
Gardens, one of Chicago's famous 
caf*»«. 



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Chicago, Jan. 12. 
Kerry Meagher, of the Western 
Vaudeville Managers' Association, 

has left for a trip that will take in 
the West Indies. 

Mr. Meagher will be 
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Chicago, J, n. 12. 
The Market A. Meisel trunk con- 
cern of St. Louis will open a big 
branch here of their trunk making 
plant. 



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Friday, January 14, 1921 



WELL KNOWN SUB-TITLES 






The National Board of lie view » recently announcing best photoplay* 
of 1920 said nothing of the year's beat ■crecn play aub-titlee. Hat* they 

an 

That Night. 

•Traveling drummer* never take no Hbertlea with me, 'cause why- 
feel that arm I" 






Jim Black, with a aoul as dark aa hla name, 

Tour golden voice belonga In the cltyl* 

"Some men would give their lives for fame, some for fortun 
la— YOUl" 



GETS SPECIAL PERMITS. 



11 I want 



And then the stars came out! 



1 cannot accept your aid — I do not love you!' 



Tou must go now— my husband will be here shortly!" 
Next Day. 



"Last night I could not sleep, thinking of you out in all that storm! 



•"This la Friday the thirteenth— unleaa the mortgage la paid I muat 
foreclose!" 



Then came dawn. 



"Tou are young, pretty — you muat have aome friend, aome man, who 
will pay the rentl" 

Lord Devonahlre, with a heart aa yellow as hla spata. 

"You cur! I'll ahow you how to treat a lady!" 

And then the tide came In. 



"Only the lowcet kind of a scoundrel would dare to tread on a lady's 
train In a ballroom!" 



"Remember, Penelope, you are your mothers child. No dog of a Hat- 
field shall ever have you!" 



And while the amoko of the Caxton mills curled lazily over the valley 
Mary sat and thought out her problem. 

SBBiaBMSMMaB 

And then came spring. 



Bear up, Loyola, the hlils will aoon be gay again with the glad blooma 
of May. 



"You ruffian, If you don't at once unlock that door. I shall shoot!" 
"I said that I would marry you. but I never said I could love you!" 



The application Of the Junior Or- 
pheuiu Co. to be permitted to slight- 
ly vini.it aome of the provlalona of 
the city'a building code, which has 
not been rovieed for a number of 
years, stirred things up in the city 
council and open charges of "sand- 
bagging" wero made. 

The ordinance asked for the fol- 
lowing permits, all in violation of 
the building code: That seats be 
32 inches from back to back; that 
there b 14 seats In a row, instead 
oJf 13, between aisles: that the. com- 
pany be permitted to con triic't an 
exit onto an alley below grade, to 
be reached by an iron stairway; that 
permission be given for the erec- 
tion of a large canopy ou de the 
theatre on 14th street, and that 
rooms for the stage hands and 
musicians be below stage and arti- 
ficially ventilated. Also that the 
company be permitted to use the 
space under the sidewalks, "or busi- 
ness purposes. 

The ordinance had already passed 
the lower house, but struck a snag 
in the upper house which referred it 
back to the committee on building 
for a public hearing. 

When the ordinance was again 
brought up in the council it was 
quickly passed, granting most of 
the special privileges asked for. 
which means that the construction 
work can now g^ ahead without 
further interruption. 



MARX BROS. REPRODUCED 

More big acts ure promised to 
vaudeville through the medium of 
Tiinherg & Leonard. The ilrm has 
plans to present the 4 Marx 
Brothers In a musical playlet, that 
will do away with their former 
characters and will contain it 
other people besidea the family. 
Herman Timberg la writing the 
act, also the music and lyrics. The 
turn la due to start rehearsing 
within a. few weeks. 

The Marx Brothers were under 
contract to Charles Dillingham but 
were, released when, It hecame im- 
possible for the producer to place 
them, meanwhile playing vaude- 
ville as formerly. It was rumored 
the quartet was to sail for England 
but the trip is now off. 

Another act the Timberg-Leon- 
ard combine will send forth is "The 
Bridal Suite," with 14 people. 

Timbcrg's partner Is Benny 
Leonard. 



JUDGMENTS. 

Following is a list of judgments 
filed in the County Clerk's office 
(first name judgment creditor, sec- 
ond judgment debtor. mount of 
judgment): 

Motion Picture Trade Directory, 
Inc.; Federal Printing Co.; $121. 58. 



PRODUCTION ENGAGEMENTS. 

May West, by the Shuberts. for 
the show atop the Century Hoof. 



Greenwich Village, familiarly termed by its denizens Greenle. whero 
Art and Life and Laughter and Love ever romp in joyoua confusion. 



Night came swiftly. 



A "MUTUALITY" DECISION. 

(Continued from Page 11.) 
mutuality. He COuldn'l escapet, however, from his own obligations, be- 
cause they are specifically stated in the contract. 

And right here, the court, in dealing with that lumber matter, voiced 
an opinion that is worth study.: 'If the plaintiff was anything but a 
schemer and a dishonest man. he Intended when he signed his contract 
that the defendants should understand that he was bind ng himself to 
take all the output of the:r mill . . .; and the defendants would not. U* 
they were not lunatics, have signed except with that understanding. It 
is inconceivable that they would hive tied up practically the entire out- 
put of their mills tor a term of years and agreed to sell to no one but 
plaintiff except with the understanding that he was to take that output." 

Apply the terms to the theatre. Pet the ''party of the first part.' the 
agent, be the "plaintiff": put tin actor or actress in the place of the "de- 
fendant''; make mill output" the defendant's picture or stav.e talent. 

"The defendant," the judge says, would "be a lunatic" to sign up ex- 
cluaively with the "plaintiff" if he did not <e:cpcct the latter to repreaeni 

him faithfully and keep him Lout put J in circulation. 



New York, the City of Dreams and Dreamers, Jazx and Jazzbo! 



In the case o£ the lumberman, lie had the mill people bound to deliver 
the goods, because "mutuality"' was specifically shown in his agreement. 
Put many show people take "mutuality" for granted in Blgnlng contracts 
J and do not know what they arc signing. They specifically atrree to pay 
over a part of their salary and to perform other acta, but in many eases 
the other part does not agree to anything specifically. 



_"Be here at midnight, the last down train will have gone, the night 
watchman be asleep, and the girl — alone!" 



"Lady VVilmot haa temperament— one of those women mho marry for 
money and elopo with the chauffeur!" 



•*Wo must take the child! It Is the only way!" 



The hush of evening was as the lull before the storm! 



'No one suspects. When they seek me — Pffst! I shall be In Europe!" 



"Because a girl who works for her living wears 'em short top and bot- 
tom ain't sayln' you can g^* fresh with her!" 

The snows of the hardest wlntt ever known In Pleasantvllle had 
melted Nature was once more struggling lor her place In the sun, 
when 



Hector Bollngbroke, scion of a noblo heritage, false to his heritage, 
but ever sleek, suave — slimy 



Daisy Ainslee, a child of the forest, knowing aught of the d!re evils 
that awaited her in the great world outside! 



'At last, Jem Harding, we meet again, and now- 



"I saw them take the train. She carried a suitcase!" 



"Cheer up, mother, she will come back!" 



The point here la to draw the attention of the stage person to what in 
the past has been his own trouble and his own carelessness; to show the 
necessity of making a contract a buainoaa proposition. Too many things 
in the show business are left to "friendship.'' In making contracts, 
"friendship" should be forgotten and a lawyer brought to bat to insure 
'•- ■••♦"ality" is there, without haying to wait and waste money in a court 
battle. 



It waa a night of nlghtlngalea — the woods resounded with their tongs! 

"Go! But, remember, I shall follow you to the very jaws of !" 

That afternoon. 
"Drop that gun!" 



"No man in Eludso's Speak -Easy ever dared to question Coddlngton'a 
aut to-ntyr* 

• - 

"With the stealth of a panther and the craft of a fox. the Trarper of 
lie stole aoftly toward her pre}!" 



And then the moon came out! 



"I married him—l didn't love him— I am punished!" 



"There waa no ceremony— he led me to belleve- 



"Be good to my little ?Al! She is all I have now!' 



"Come with me and you ahall have everything — comfort, luxury, lovi 
Remain, and 1" 



"Stand ba^k! I am going out of that door dead or alive!" 




"Come at eleven, my husbsn.1 will b*» nt the office! 



Three yean passed awiftly for Imogcne, thanks to the magic m racla 
of love. 



BURTON GREEN Presenta 

IREi^jc- FRANKL 

v IN VAUDEVILLE 

Opening at Mount V .\\ Y., Jan. 13-15. 

Toronto and Montreal to follow. 



IN 

Cleveland, Buffalo, 



HEW ACTS. 

"My Tulip Girl" is to be put on 
again by the A & A. Producing 
Co. The turn waa produced last 
aeas n with Paul Porter in the 
lead. W hen the latter withdrew 
and then entered "Little Old New 
York," DcLeon and Davlea were 
placed in the act. It waa taken off 
during the summer. 

Marjorie Gateson haa Joined "The 
Roae Girl/* 

Barney Ward (Irving and Ward), 
single. 

Al Weston and Irene have returned 
to a skit they used 12 yeara ago, 
when it was known as "The Re- 
porter." In revised form it is called 
"Whafp the Idea?" The turn calls 
for five persons and ia played in 
"one." 

Jack Mooney and Jamea Conroy, 
new act, called "The Plasterers." 

Lew Brice, single turn, piano 
player. 

Dorothy Sadlier, two years with 
"Kiss Me," as the vampire, has re- 
tired from that organization and 
will return to vaudeville. 

Dave Ferguson and Lucille Fields 
in "Alimony." by Andy Bice. 

Rath & Garren are producing a 
new vaudeville act to be called 
"Aeaons and Ages." Five special 
sets of scenery and six people in- 
eluding Jack Helen* ard Ann 
Thomas. 



BUSINESS TROUBLES. 

An involuntary petit ! „n it bank- 
ruptcy haa been filed against the 
Independent Talktng'Machine Co of 
Manhattan. Inc. 12 E 42d street 

Century Plating Co., Inc.. 145 W. 
45th St., phonographic accessories, 
has asaigned for the benefit of cred- 
itors to Maurice Neekritz. 



Miles' Detroit Manager Resigns. 
Detroit, Jan. 12. 
Fred Shafer. manager of the 

Milca, Detroit, has re-signed. 



NOTES. 

Bill Halliday sails Jan. 15 on the 
Kaiser in Augusta Victoria, to play 
in vaudeville in England. 

The Marion, Ky., opera house was 
deatroyed by fire Monday. 



L. Lawrence Weber and William 
I!. Friedlander have formed a the- 
atrical producing partnership. 



Jerry Hitchcock, the vaudeville 
agent. formerly associates with 
Roae Curtis, has become allied with 
Joe Kiernan ana will book with the 
K» ith office. 



Chas. Spmard, formerly in tho 
K alt<> Barber Shop, has opened 
his own shop in the Bush Terminal 
Building on West 42d street. 



Gertrude Hoffman will make her 
first vaudeville appearance of the 
season at the Palace, New York, 
late this month. 



Fire of unknown origin complete- 
ly destroyed the Grand theatre. ..t 
Frankfort, N. Y., when it swept nn 
entire block of Litchfield street. 



The engagement of Ethel Lytic, 
dancer, to Frank Perley. manager of 
the No. 2 "East Is W-st." is an- 
nounced by Mis.s Lytle'a mother. 



Eddie Fredriks (Frednks and 
Palmer) is New York manager of 
the Jack 'ox office. 



Fred Singhi returned to the Keith 
booking office after a southern trip 
for his health. 



Helen Elizabeth Rover, formerly 
w'th "Cood Morning Judge." is en- 
gaged to wed Qeorge Frank Coley, 
non-professional. Jan. 16. in New 
York. The announcement is made 
by Mrs. Julie Boldman. mother of 
the bride. 



Eddie Grant, formerly with the 
Chamberlain F.rown office^ Is now 
with Arthur Lyons as manager of 
the production and casting depart- 
ments. Harry Cordon (Pint and 
Harry Gordon) is also with Lyons. 

Cfarertgf Drown, {j^gxvv Los An- 
ejetea Orpheum house manager, has 
been appointed Pacific Coast repre- 
sentative of the Manhattan Book; tor 
Exchange. The Manhattan suppli* •? 
features to picture theatres. 

Mercedes, v\h<> recently established 
a vaudeville agency business, has 
announced he has dissolved all busi- 
ncea affiliations with Jack Linder, 
formerly his business manager. 



The Majestic, Williamsport, Pa., 
formerly playing combinations, has 
been added to the Sheedy office for 
vaudeville last half of each week. 



I. Bennett Curtis, brother of Jack 
Curtis (Rose A. Curtis) moved into 
the vaudeville office this week. 






Friday, January 14, 1921 
VARIETY'S SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 




an Jf rancteco 



13 
PANTACES THEATRE BUILDING 



KEENAN RETURNS IN 
"JOHNNY FERGUSON" 



Picture Star Touring Coast in 

Stage Play— In Frisco Jan. 31. 

ti — — — 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 
Frank Kccnan, picture star, will 
tour the Coast in "John Ferguson," 
uvuler the direction of Turn. Wilkes; 
commencing Jan. 24, when he will 
open at San Diego. 

Keenan will play the Columbia, 
this city, Jan. 31. 



PAN SHOWS IN MODESTO. 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

The Pantagos road show will play 
Modesto Wednesdays and Thurs- 
days of each wc.'k as the result of 
an arrangement made last week. 

Fridays and Saturdays the show 
will play San Jose, after which they 
will come to San Francisco. 

Thursday was chopped off of the 
San Jose schedule, giving each city 
two days instead of one and three. 



LEVEY'S ROAD MAN TRAVELS. 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 
Ben Bentley, road representative 
for the Bert Levey Circuit, left last 
week for a six weeks' trip of the 
west and middle west. Bentley in- 
tends visiting all towns and cities 
where Levey has holdings, includ- 
ing the new houses added to the 
circuit by the recent purchase of 
the Christie time. His trip will take 
him as far east as Chicago. 



BUY FOUR THEATRES. 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

Gore Brothers & Lesser have pur- 
chased the four theatres in Bakers- 
lield, and will immediately com- 
mence active opertions in the new 
houses. 

The same firm is operating a mn- 
sieal comedy company between Tat't 
and Rikersfield. 



Hotel Man Marries. 

* San Francisco, Jan. 12. 
Thomas P. Keating, assistant 
manager of the St. Francis hotel, 
and Josephine Staunton, prominent 
San Francisco girl, were joined in 
wedlock last week by Bev. Father 
O'Neil at Sacred Heart Church. 



Lewis & Baird in Hanford. 

San Francisco. Jan. 12. 
Lewis & Baird have taken over 
the T. & D. theatre at Hanford and 
are planning programs . r the com- 
ing weeks along its old policy. 



Putting Out "Yankee Prince." 
San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

C. L. Langley, of Taft, has com- 
pleted plans for putting out "Yan- 
kee Prince" for a tour of the coast 
ut $1 top. 



Billy Mack Weds in 'Frisco. 

. San Francisco, Jan. 12. 
Billy Mack, with the new stock at 
the Valencia, became the husband 
of Ellnoro J. Ault in this city last 
week. 



Tisdale Had $15 in Cash. 

Chicago, Jan. 12. 

"William Tisdale, manager of the 
Majestic, stepped out of his house 
late Friday night to run bis ma- 
chine in the garage. At his home 
he ran into a hold tip of his noxt 
door neighbor, and was immediate- 
ly pounced upon and told to deliver 

They Obtained $16 In cash, the 
robbers thanking him kindly and 
wishing him pleasant dreams. 

JOHN J. ItacARTRUR (Oakland) 

OFFKK 
Amcrii\'i> finest i.iRti' opera Company 



IKK.". 



TI1F I'OYAl 



lO'.'i) 



ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY 

J^ITorunn 0« Anjcli* and Onmpnnv of If 

Musical Otrorfi'in Max n> -wlix 
Now Tourrnjr t'nitrri Stnto* nmt Canada 



THEATRE AS PASTIME. 

McNsar, of California, Building 
New House as Hobby. 



San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

J. A. McNear, scion of one of 
California's wealthiest families and 
owner of the Hill theatre, Petaluma, 
announced he will soon erect a new 
theatre in that town. 

McNear, it is said, is not in the- 
atricals to make money, but for 
pastime. He is credited with point- 
ing to the managerial • end as his 
principal hobby. 

The new house will show road 
attractions when possible and pic- 
tures and vaudeville at other times. 



HIP, FRISCO. 

San Francisco. Jan. 12. 

An average show at the Hippo- 
drome this week unusually well re- 
ceived, opening to capacity houses. 

Wray'n Manikins started and 
found favor, while Al Lester and Co. 
in a farcical skit put over their 
dialog,- including much familiar ma- 
terial, 'for good laughs. 

Nellie T 'e Onsonnc -md Co. shim- 
mied and sang, accompanied by a 
jafcz band, attiinir good results. 

Jimmy Lyons, billed as a Hebrew 
soldier-statesman, hac a monolog 
dialing principally with the war, 
and delivered it on the order of 
Milt Collins and Senator Murphy. 
H«- registered strongly, but needs 
n ore modern mat« rial. 

Selina's Circus, ponies, dogs and 
monkeys, closed well. 



PANTAGES, FRISCO. 

San Prenciseo, .Ian. 12. 

Bigoletto Brothers and the Swan- 
son Sisters proved a pretentious 
headliner for a good bill at I'an- 
tages this week. The versatility of 
the brothers, with the pood looks of 
the Swansea 'Hs .d their sinking. 
registered strongly. 

Conchas. Jr.. and Co., strong man 
act, Opened the show and were well 
received. Mabel Blondell, on sec- 
ond, was a decided hit with her im- 
personations and character singing. 
She wound up with a Frisco dance 
imitation and deserved a later spot. 

Ted Shawn's artistic dance act, 
featuring Marjorie Peterson, and a 
company of dancers in subjects 
aloiiff usual lines, pleased, while 
Kennedy and Francis, blackface. 
\.ent well with their dialog and 
jail setting. 

Jean Bubini. violinist, with Flla 
Voelker, was an added att -action, 
next to closing, and scored his usual 
success. 



CASINO, FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Jan. 8. 

It has long been conceded that 
those who attend the Casino do *~o 
principally to see the Will King 
revue. For this reason the vaude- 
ville end of the bill seldom gains ap- 
plause. This week seems to be an 
exception, however, as two of the 
four vaudville numbers were well 
received for their work. 

The Guiliana Trio, consisting of 
two women and one man, all pos- 
sessors of excellent voices, were the 
hit of the vaudeville with their Ital- 
ian and popular offerings, opping 
the show in closing spot after th»- 
King musical introduction had 
started. 

Johnnie Keane. owner of a pleas- 
ing voice, opened well with Irish 
songs and gags. His talk, however, 
was a little "raw." 

Charles DeLand and Kathryn 
Blair occupied second spot with a 
home skit entitled "Breaking It 
Gtntly" that brought fair applause 
A good finish that brought many 
laughs was the , nly outstanding 
comedy noticeable. Adelaide Booth- 
by and Charles Everdean registered 
a well-earned hit with their comedy 
talk and songs that proved original 
and good as billed. Miss Boothby 
is very clever, especially so with her 
moving picture bit. where she ImJa* 
tates a "female theatre-goer" in- 
tensely interested in her sOrround* 
ings as well as the pictur< being 
screened. 

"What's Doin'?" was the King of- 
fering for the week. King, nttir.d 
in a red bell-hop suit, brought con- 
tinual laughter with his comedy 
that was aided greatly by Lew Dun- 
bar as a bridegroom. The book Is 
interesting and funny, while the set* 
tint;s again were beautiful. 

Little Madlc du Fran«ne scon l 
the individual hit of the revue with 
a dull dance that v.. is perfect and 



HEADQUARTERS 

GREEN ROOM CLUB 

Thespians' Rendrzvous Supreme 





COLUMBIA 
THEATRF 



BIG REVUE FEATURES 

SAN FRANCISCO 



and GCAKV 

MASON 



$48,000 IN 3 WEEKS 
BY "THREE WISE FOOLS" 



Show Maintains Average at 
Columbia, San Francisco. 



San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

Good business the first two eeks 
resulted in "Three Wise FojIs" re- 
mainder at ♦.ho Columbia, .for a third., 
week, which closes Saturday. The 
play got over $15,000 first week, a 
similar amount last week, and from 
present indications looks like a 
strong closing week, which should 
net $48,000 for the entire stay. 

The New Year's eve performance 
brought $3,950. the house being hoM 
out. Top was increased from $2.50 
and ta. to $3 plus tax. Because of 
the business the orchestra was 
moved from its pit to a . .allery box 
and 80 extra chairs were rdded 
downstairs. 

"Nighty Night" lived up to its 
road record also, doing an excellent 
business at the Curran for two 
weeks. 

ORPHEUM, FRISCO. 

San Francifc j, Jan. 12. 

The Orpheum has a bill this week 
with some good features, but minus 
anything startling or any big hits. 
The Lightner Sisters and Newton 
Alexander, in a musical skit, "Little 
Miss Vamp," were the hcadliners 
and easily the be^t. Winnie Light- 
ner. featured with her c mpany, in- 
cluding William Taylor, the Danc- 
ing McDonalds and ten girls, domi- 
nated the act. Her ballad proved 
its biggest applause winner. The 
McDonalds, With graceful ballroom J 
stepping, another worthy feature, 
and the other Lightner girl and Al- 
exander, who injected bits from a 
former vaudeville offering, carried 
the big act through to p generally 
good reception. 

Margaret Stewart and William 
Downing, in poses, opened the bill 
exceptionally well and recei.J de- 
served applause afte/ each of their 
poses, artistically presented. Will- 
iam Mandel and Co., in second posi- 
tion, had worthwhile comedy 
throughout their clever hand-to- 
hand leaps and acrobatic stunts. 
They scored big enough to entitle 
"and Co." to equal billing. 

Howard LangxOrd and Ina Frpd- 
ericU added class with their fine 
personalities and snapp; delivery of 
bright dialog in B nifty skit, "Shop- 
ping." which registered big. 

Blsa Rueger, in fifth position, re- 
ceived substantial appreciation of 
her artistry on the 'cello. 

Fred Whitfield and Marie Ireland 
in 'l'mphs-\'ille" drew laughs with 
their comedy drop and chatter and 
Closed to strong applause for Miss 
Ireland's eccentric dancing. Clay- 
ton and Lennie, next to closing, 
were a laughing success, using the 

familiar "Green Grass Grew ah 

Around'' for a successful encore. 



OBITUARY 



HENRY C. REIFF. 
Henry C. Reiff, who left the stage 
several years ago after playing 
vaudeville for many years, died 
Jan. 1 at the Homeopathic Hospital. 
Rochester, N Y.. following an 
operation. He is a brother of the 



MME. BEATRICE LA PALME. 

Mine. Heat rice La Palme, grand 
opera soprano, died at her ajme in 
Montreal. Jan. 8. She was a native 
of Bcloeil. Quebec, arid 40 years old. 
Mme. La Palme, noted as Canada's 
greatest soprano in her d"-\ had 



FRISCO NOTES. 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 
The will of the late Charles N. 
Newman, picture magnate, was ad- 
mitted to probate in the Superior 
Court last week. Newman had 
created the greater part of his es- 
tate into a trust for his widow, Mrs. 
Ella, a stepdaughter and several 
brothers and sisters. 



Harry Bush, formerly with the 
Cilbert-Friedlander Music Company. 
is now a member of Feist's staff in 
this city. 



Walter A. Rivers, San Francisco 
dramatic critic and author of "Clean 
Hands' and "Watch My Smoke." 
two plays staged successfully by the 
Alcazar company, resigned his po- 
sition with the "Bulletin" last week 
and left for Los Angeles, where he 
will serve on the scenario staff of 
(1. M. Anderson's new film company 
Jerry Dillon succeeds Rivers as dra- 
matic editor of the 'Bulletin." 



The San Francisco Symphony Or- 
chestra under the ditetion of Al- 
fred HertS resumed at the Curran 
Sunday afternoon. 



II ur t Brothers, owners Of the 
Grand and Kialto, Reno, opened 
their newest Rex al Fallen, Nev., 
i ■• • ."»>>. Tin- house Will j.!..? pop 
vaudeville, using road attractions 
when available. 



Arrested on suspicion that he Is 

the murderer of l-'i • >1 Hunt. Ice 
i- mi delivery man. who was found 
dead in the basement of the Hippo- 
drome theatre several weeks ago, 
Charles K oiler, an escape from Ag- 
in w insane hospital, once before ar* 
rested for the murder of a cafe pro* 
| in letor of this city, was sentence d to 
I the State Hospital lor Insane by 
Judge Cabaniss last week. 



otto Ziegler for many years the 
world's champion bicycle rider, who 
has been blind for nine years, the 
result of a fall while riding. Is 
slowly regaining his sight at the 
State Nome for the Blind, Oakland. 
I According to attending physicians, 



IN LOVING MEMORY OF 






OUR DEAR MOTHER 

SARAH 

Who passed away Sunday, January 9th, l\)2 I 
GEORGE, SAM, WILLIAM and RUFUS 

LEMAIRE 



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Reiff Bros, team and played for 

years with his wife and son under 
the name of Reiff, Clayton and Reiff. 
His first wife died aftor injuries 
sustained when she fell through an 
opening in the stage at Rome, N. Y. 



WILLIAM J. FLEMING. 

William J. Fleming. 83, a sur- 
vivor of the days of Forrest, Booth 
and other great actors of the Civil 
War period, died at his home, 260 
W. r-'9th street, New York. Jan. 7, 
and was buried Saturday with hon- 




ors accorded by Webb Post, G. A. R. 
|£r. Fleming, who retired many 
years ago, had been on the stage 
about 50 years. He started with K. 
L». Davenport in Boston, In 1858, and 
his last appearance was with James 
A. Hearne in "Rev. Griffith Daven- 
port" at the Herald Square thea- 
tre, New York. 

OTTO RAMSBERGER. 

Otto Ramsberger, assistant prop- 
erty man with the Raymond Hitch- 
cock 'llilchky-Koo" company, died 
Saturday. .Ian. 8. in the George 
Wcashington Hospital. Washington. 
D. C. Deatli resulted from a b d 

clot mi the brain. About a jesr <'»g<» 
the deceased suffered a skull frac- 
ture and the forming of the blood 
clot Which resulted in his death was 

attributed to the accident. He was 

38 years old. A wife, r dlian. sur- 
vives. He was a member of Local 
112, I. A. T. S. B. Burial was in 

Oklahoma. 



he will be able to see out at least 
one eye shortly. 

While the New Year Hve crowds 
swamped the downtow. district of 
the city to welcome in 1921, 75 per- 
sons sustained serious injuries as 
the temporary wooden sidewalk in 
front of tho excavation for the now 
Loew State theatro on Market 
street caved in. The accident oc- 
curred shu-tly after midnight. It 
is believed that tho continuous vi- 
bration and tho excessive weight 
on the sidewalk by the revelers 
weakened the planks from their 
hold, as both the building inspector 
and the police chief had indorsed 
the sid» walk but a few days before. 
Many broken legs were sustained 
but no fatalities have yet resulted. 



sung a the Opera Comiqu.\ Paris, 
CoVent Garden and in the United 
States. 



The mother of George, Rufus. 
Sam and William LcMaire died 
Jan. 9 in New York, of heart failure, 
after an illness of r. few days. She 
was residing here for some time, 
but the body was taken back to the 
LeMalro homo at Fort Worth, Tex. 
A daughter summoned from the 
south arrived too late. 



Georgia Bentlsy of Auburn, for 
years a music teacher and singer, 
committed suicide in Auburn, Jan. 
5 by shooting herself through the 
head. She had been suffering from 
a nervous breakdown. 



The mother of Vanna Taylor died 
last week, aged 66, at Memphis. 
Mr. Taylor Is the publicity director 
for the Memphis Orpheum. 



George Jackson, formerly lessee 
and manager of the Mozart, Elmlra, 
N. Y., died Jan. 6, from complica- 
tions. 



Grace Winkley 8toddard, wife of 
II. I. Stoddard, died Jan. 6. after a 



The Georgia Minstrels are head> d 
for the coast again and will play 
most towns which were mi: set! in 
the last tour. 

Willie Lewie has resigned his po- 
sition with the local office of m. 
Wltmark & Sons. 



IN MKMORIAH 



SHELLY HULL 

DIED JANUARY 14th. 191S 

WILLIAM HALLIGAN 



lingering illness. Resides her hus- 
band she Is survived by a daughter. 



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The father- in -law of Dave Loew 
died Jan. 11, at his home in New 
York. Ho was 60 years old. 



VERDICT AGAINST BILLBOARD 

Troy, N. Y., Jan. 12. 

Thomas H. Boyle, manager of the 
Play House of Rutland, Vt. and the 
Pettier theatre, Cranville, was 
awarded a verdict of $8, 00Q in the 
Supremo Court, Hudson Falls, last 
week in a libel suit against the 
Billboard Publishing Co. It is the 
second tlrrie the case has been tried, 
Iioyle receiving a verdict of $26,- 
000 the first time. 

Tho Judge sustained a motion to 
set aside the first verdict as exces- 
sive, in which he was upheld by 
the Appellate Division. 

The action grew out of an article 
published in the "Billboard * March 
20, 1918, concerning Boyle's unfair 
dealings with "Willards Temple of 
Music." 



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LINA ABARBANELL (4). 

"The Bride" (Songt). 

28 Mine; Special Cyc and Drapes. 

Hamilton. 

A pretty pink boudoir set with 
aanopled bed, dressing titbit, etc., 

serves as the background for this 
delightful tinging sketch by Wil- 
liam Hull Hulbcrt Milton Bchwars- 

wahl wrote (lie niUflC, with Hol- 
brook Blinn presenting. 

Four males conclude the rest of 
th« excellent east. The sketch is 
an allegorical one with the opening 
•hotting a tender porting between 
"the bride wnd bn ha dwind. The 
latter is leaving town. 

An admirer enters in the Youth 
(Blchard Farrell). He has an ap- 
pointment with the fair one. Also 
a gift of sapphires which he inform* 
her he will present, but not until 
morning. Their love making is In- 
terrupted by the Poet (John Mer- 
k>l). The Youth la under a bed. 

The Toot had a later appointment 
but law the Husband leaving and 
hastened. His jewel tribute is a 
ruby which match the dawn and 
will be presented then. As a knock 
conies to the door, the Poet is se- 
creted in a chest, and the Roue (Ed- 
win Favor) enters with a pearl 
necklace for his charmer. The 
bauble looks beat in daylight and 
is to be given then. 

As the Interruption is repeated, 
he is hidden in a closet. The hus- 
band enters. He couldn't leave his. 
wife. Slie prevents his efforts to 
dispose of his own clothes in the 
closet while disrobing. 

The Youth sneezes from under the 
bed. and hubby, discovering the 
three intruders, hoi is them at the 
poir.t of a revolver until a gendarme 
enters. The bride thereupon de- 
ininds that they, be searched and 
is amazed to discover her aunt's 
ruby, her grandmother's sapphires 
and her great -aunt's pearls. 

Each of the lovers have song and 
(Janet doubles with the star as they 
enter. "My First Love Was My 
Last" running through the entire 
sketch. 

The act Is delicately played, the 
naughtiness cleverly handled un- 
offenslvely with Miss Aharbanell s 
charming personality, dialect and 
excellent singing voice adding to 
the general effect. 

Her two costumes, one a lingerie 
ensemble, the other a short -skirted 
evening affair trimmed with fur. 
excited comment. 

♦'The Bride" is a distinct acquisi- 
tion for vaudeville and will be in 
high favor with the discriminating 
wherever it plays. The men In the 
(gat are far above the average 
sketch players in ability, and the 
whole production maintains the 
high average set. by the players. 
Its big time all the time. 

Von. 



CHARLES KING. 

Songs. 

20 Mint.; One. 

Hamilton. 

Assisted by Lew Pollack at the 
piano. :harles King is returning to 
vaudeville with a sinking single of 
well selected songs. His last vaude- 
ville appearance was with "Love 
Letters," a revue. 

A brief opening introductory song 
in Which the orchestra, a couple of 
stane hands and two of the preced- 
ing turns on the bill, "butted in" for 
comedy purposes, was followed by 
She -fir >;* ..sertotM effort. "Bob Haired 
Km by .)olls." a comedy arraignment 
Of the present mannish tendency of 
the fair sex. It was well handled. 

"Angels," one of the best ballads 
of the season, followed and was 
sold in the usual King manner, good 
for solid applause. 

A double song. "Spanish Blues," 
allowed Pollack to vocalize, doubling 
the chorus with King. 

Following an announcement by 

Pollack, he played several numbers 

written by him for the present 

Pacing Show." also whistling 

them. "Missing Mammy's Kissing," 

another Pollack contribution, was 

aext.SUag by King followed by 

You Won't Do It." a scathing de- 

nuneiation of reformer* in general. 

King had to encore with "Bright 

Ryes," with comedy business by 

p.»!iock as the recipient of the 

song'a lyrical points. 

J>e; pile a bad cold. King got every 
one of his numbers across for big 
returns, His personality, appear- 
Sjnce and present song cycle will 
insure bin, results In any spot on 
the be:>t of bills. Con. 



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'DANCE FESTIVAL" 6). 
16 Mine. Full Stage 

Hangings). 
American. 

A Victor U\fic produced turn 
With five girls' and a boy with 
.lancing the main idea, though 
there are several song numbers be- 
tween the stepping. 

"Dance Festival" shows more at- 
tention to the production, especially 
the dressing, than in terpsichorean 
cleverness. The girl lead who Is 
the warbler, was in "one" for a 
song and garbed in a "creation" 
costume. 

The act went Into full starre 
directly alter with a four-girl en- 
semble offering a Russian dance 
variation. 

Several of the quartet have spe- 
cialties. One had an Oriental num- 
ber and looked excellent in a shim- 
mering gown. That followed the 
lead's saxophone selection. A 
Chinese number by the ensemble 
was followed by one Spanish. For 
the latter the girls worked a double 
tamborine bit while seated on 
chairs and it lent novel 4 y. The 
front curtain whs dropped for a 
second, probably in error for It 
quickly parted and the man was 
cut out for some bull room stepping 
with one of the g'.rls. This number 
came late in the act and seemed out 
of place. The girls reappeared In j 
a fifth change for the raggy finale, 
which included individual stepping 
by each one. 

This turn Is a flash dancing act 
with the costuming the outstanding 
feature. It appears framed to top 
•r feature three a day shows and 
turns the trick. ll»cc. 



TRENNELL TRIO. 

Acrobatic. 

7 Mine.; Full Stage. 

Fifth Ave. 

Two men and a young woman do 
acrobatics, with a different idea 
through the girl. She is the top* 
mounter and While the especial 
acrobatics she and either of the 
men are concerned in are of the 
customary sort, the girl, who looks 
well, is dressed more as a ba'lroom 
dancer than an acrobat. Besides 
which she often changes her gown, 
a'ways low cut in the back, show- 
ing a butterfly to one side of her 
bare shoulder and with a soubret 
length skirts leaves her bare legs 
beneath. The change! make the 
girl more attractive, wi h her red 
hair and good looks. 

If there is anytb.ng the natter 
With the turn it's the c unedy. One 
o the men tries fur t' at. He is 
also an acrobat, and does some head 
somersaults that count , hut his 
comedy is nil, even the travesty cos- 
tume worn in burlesque upon the 
girl. 

The other man is the straight 
acrobat, who perfoi ins his portion 
satisfactorily. 

The act can fill a spot through 
the girl. In the smaller big time it 
will be the opening spot, in a par- 
lor set, where the turn belongs, and 
more straight "work if that may be 
accomplished, with the men in tuxs 
to hold up with the girl on dress- 
ing, the act may a.sume more im- 
portance than it now looks, and will 
phase just as well. 

The girl seems to know more of 
showmanship than both men com- 
bined. She "sells" the act as it 
now is. Sime. 



BELL and BELGRAVE. 

"Three G. M." (Sketch). 
12 Min.; Full. 

A rather talky sketch with mighty 
little aetion. Souse hut-hand returns 
home to wife, who bawls him out for 
b« :ng a poor provider, they crosi 
fire for 11 minutes and finally h«' 
proves that he has sold Ms bunk 
mine for $75,000 because oil v. .i?, dla« 
cuvered on it. Small time. 



SHAW'8 COMEDY CIRCUS. 

Animal*. 

12 Mine; Full Stage. 

23rd St. ^. 

Shaw is a good showman with a 
refreshing personality. He has an 
aggregation of ponies, leaping dogs 
and an unridable mule. 

The high light is the jumping of 
tMe dogs, the latter seeming being 
as good a combination as has been 
around. 

Previous to this trick, Shaw, in 
On intelligent address, informs the 
audience of the ane« stry of the 
canines. One is a considerable prize 
winner and the highest Jeaper Is a 
yearling pup of the lot tor. 

h" finish is the u. ii unrideablc 
bit with two "plants" volunteering 
to take the falls. It's ;i good small 
lime e ther cmkr. Cos. 



MA80N end 8HAW. 

Song*, Talk and Dancing. 

10 Mint.; One and Two (special). 

Two girln going through the usual 
routine with the act depending on 
the illusion of one of he girls aa a 
hoy <and looking very well as a 

lad). 

Drapes are osed for the let, with 
tho "ton. boy ' making two changes 
and tho other girl one, which dresa 
tho turn acceptably* Eight num- 
bers ar. done, some phort. of!) s a 
bit lengthier, and t couple might go 
out, 

May have a cbance In the eraaller 

ihtatrteV 



LAD3I- CLIFF. 
Songs and Dances. 
10 Mine.; One. 
Pslsca. 

It was a grown up Laddie Cliff 
who reappeared In American vaude- 
ville at the Palace Monday. He haa 
shelved the wide collar and Eton 
Jacket for afternoon frock coat and 
topper. Which la about the way it 
should he, for Laddie debutted here 
Juat 12 yeara ago. He has been 
away for five yean. The war and 
lta call to the colore took him back 
to England. In a little speech after 
hi.-H turn he said that tl ugh an Eng- 
lishman he felt that he belonged in 
America. At that he has apent the 
major portion of his atage yeara 
here. 

With the doffing of the jacket the 
tight trousers which once outlined 
spindly legs, Laddie rather ahows 
development of muscular limbs, the 
result of hla dancing. Hla stepping 
now aa it was before la a strong 
feature of the Cliff routine which 
holds three aong numbers of the 
Engliah brand, but delivered In the 
Cliff style. 

He opened with "Always Chang- 
ing My Name," a humoroua lyric, 
the aecond verae of which toh' of 
how he acted and said, "when I get 
to Paris I'm a dirty dog." He 
danced off and was right back with 
"English aa it Is spoken." The first 
verse treated of a British top-ser- 
geant drilling hla detail. Next as 
Percy Fits-Clarence who, if he took 
two more phosphates would break 
a window, and finally the way two 
sloppy lovers carve up English. 
More stepping aent him to the exit 
and he came out for the finale. 
"Girls," a number not nearly ao 
good as the others. He went into 
his dancing almost Immediately and 
showed something. Some of Lad- 
dies' old steps were included, but 
there were some new ones that 
started the house applauding before 
he vamped off. 

Laddie Cliff is the same clever en- 
tertainer as before the war and he 
looks aa youthful. He Isn't offer- 
ing as much aa he ahould, though 
he uses the ten minutes of his rou- 
tine for every acconu. Following 
Emma Trcntinl and her aongs was 
not the easiest assignment, but he 
got away with it for a hit. With 
another number added and more of 
hla dancing which always com- 
mands attention, he will round out 
the turn to the proper length and it 
should score proportionately more. 

J bee. 



LA ROSE and LANE. 
Talk and Songs. 
15 Mine.; One (Spec. Drop). 
23rd St. 

A good looking girl and male at- 
tired In evening clothes. Girl starts 
solo and is interrupted by latter in 
"soused" condition carrying a red 
lantern. 

Drop represents a modiste shop 
and entrance to apartment dwell- 
ing, but dialogue doesn't utilize it 
at any time and it has nothing to 
do with the act except taking them 
away from the house sheet. 

Crossfire about "sex" with get 
backs. Male does a travestied reci- 
tation bit of the girl's serious effort. 

A couple of vocal numbers are 
well handled and the talk, while not 
new, is cleverly aold. The man 
should watch hla enunciation, for he 
is featuring a New York accent as 
broad as the Grand Concourse. 

They did nicely In No. 2, and 
should have no trouble on the 
smaller bills. • Con. 



LUCKIE snd HARRIS. 
Singing, Talking, and Dancing. 
15 Mint.; One. 
23rd St. 

Two men, one straight, the other 
comic In songs, talk and dancing. 
The straight opens with an an- 
nouncement hla partner cannot ap- 
pear. He exits snd the comic 
entera from the other side of the 
atage with a elmllar announcement. 
The first announcement gives the 
Idea an audience act la to follow. 
The aecond kills that Idea and ren- 
ders the whole announcenu nt thing 
unneceasary. 

A double parodied medley con- 
sisting of a few lines each from a 
number of pop aongs, starts them 
off. Patter next, holding some old 
boys and several quips Hint sound 
new. A double comedy 6ong. 
"Snoops, The Lawyer," on tho order 
of "Hinky Dee," with old grips the 
theme of the several verses. 

A double soft shoe dance, neatly 
put over. A double song for finish, 
with both holding concertinas, out 
of which no sound comes. Small 
timers, depending mostly on tried 
and true material, but both capable 
of handling better stuff. Thev. 
pleased at the 23rd SL Bell. 



VIRGINIA PEARSON, SHELDON 

LEWIS and Co. (2). 
"The Second Chance" (dramatic). 
19 Mint.; Four (parlor). 
Fifth Ave. 

Virginia Pearson and Sheldon 
Lewis first played a dramatic en- 
titled ^jealousy" when coming Into 
vaudeville from their picture play- 
ing. In the films Misa Pearson was 
a vamp, wasn't she, and Mr. Lewis 
a heavy, or villain? They seemed 
to be remembered around the Fifth 
Ave., for, while there was no re- 
ception of any account upon their 
entrance, the people around spoke 
fiulte fanvIHarJy of thorn. 

The couple's present play ia "The 
Second Chance," written by Sam 
Tauber. It's a crook playlet, of no 
particular creation, but serves the 
principals quite well, for its con- 
struction is such that the sketch is 
sent along to a maintained suspense, 
which helps to cover up what looks 
like large gaps in the acting of each 
of the principals. It draws atten- 
tion at the outset through mention 
of the prevailing crime wave. 

There are three or four tense mo- 
ments, but they are not made tense. 
Iff the situation each time, not the 
players, that saves the moment. 
Mr. Lewis Is more lax than Miss 
Pearson, and through it Miss Pear- 
son stands out. The other charac- 
ters are an outright crook and a 
policeman. For his bit, the cop 
gave the best performance. 

The second chance Is for a crim- 
inal, with the principals a married 
pair, returning home late at night, 
following an address made that eve- 
ning by the husband on criminology 
It's a fad with the husband. As 
they are talking it over, a shot is 
heard, and the policeman knocks 
oi. the door. lie ia looking for a 
cr< ok who escaped him. The hus- 
band retires to his study, and the 
wife hums an air as an unseen 
piano plays it. Removing her 
jewels and rearranging her hair 
heforc a hand mirror," she sees the 
reflection of a man's face in the 
window behind her. Maneuvering 
for a gun beneath the table, she 
whirls about and holds him at bay. 
He recognizes her as Kitty, a singer 
and dancer in her youth, taken in 
by his gang of crooks and employed 
as a decoy to their place. 

He wants money. She offers him 
jewelry. He says she was always 
straight, and then he looks up, sees 
tho husband behind his wife. He 
has heard it. The crook also recog- 
nizes the husVand as Jim Blair, a 
long-before pal, who reformed on 
his second chanee. The husband 
brushej aside the past r nd orders 
the crook to leave the house by the 
wl-.dow. As he starts to do so, the 
huil and blows a police whistle, that 
any cop may get him gcing out. 

The wife holds back the crook 
for a moment, hiding him behind 
the window's curtain is the police- 
man again knocks, then tells the 
cop his man Is there, and shields 
him as he appears, saying it was 
all a practical joke, the crook, really 
a newspaper man from Logan, from 
Frisco, having wagered he could 
outwit the police. 

After that the husband and wife, 
mutually admitting the unwonted 
confession both were driven into, 
agree to stick, after the husband 
staked the crook, and after that 
Misa Pearson's curtain speech, 
nicely timed with a laugh for the 
finish. She said that after four 
years in the silent drama she should 
have credit, liking applause, etc., as 
a woman who could keep silent for 
four years. 

Depending wholly upon what 
draw there may be to the Lewis- 
Sheldon combined name on the bill- 
ing matter, this playlet is probably 
as good as any other for them. 

Sime. 



CLARA BARRY. 

Songs and Talk. 
12 Mine.; One. 
Fifth Ave. 

Assisted by Orvllle Whltle *• at 
the piano, who omitted tl usual 
selection during a change, Clara 
Barry is Showing a new act that 
contains a quartet of aongs and 
aome talk with her pianist, bright 
in spots. 

Mr. Whitlcdge atarted ▼lth a 
ahort ditty that allowed the piano 
to be moved into "one," the lyrica 
atatlng that being the pu; ose of 
the introductory bit, and la' • 
handled another abbreviated melody 
while Miss Barry made her one 
change. The pianist handled his 
allotment acceptably and especially 
stood forth as a foil throughout the 
dialog, which ia delivered in a hap- 
hazard and clowning manner by 
Miss Barry. 

Three numbers sound specially 
written. One was a Hebrew verse 
and chorus that she sang ir. some- 
thing more closely approaching an 
Irish brogue. 

The act looks as if : t were set 
to step among the livelier throng, 
after some ironing out. Surely it 
will be preferable to have it a small 
frog In a large pond than a large 
frog in a email pond. 



CRAIG and CATTO. 
Songt and Talk. 
11 Mint.; One. 
American Roof. 

tSztremely shy on comedy ia this 
duo, with one lyric of a ahort ditty 
depended upon for the "punch" and 
leaving something to be desired. 

The conversation Is in need of 
brightening Up. Though the act is only 
running 11 minuter, there is a decid- 
ed lull in the action which is never 
overcome up to the finale. As to 
ability the pair seem capable of be- 
ing able to take care of better ma- 
terial than they arc now using, and 
p. Mlbly it is only that which is 
holding the.n back, 

The girl is neat, making one 
chahge that sustained tho standard 

of her original appearance, though 
perhaps a chango In the style of 
dress f»>r her partner, who at pres- 
ent costumes in an ill-fitting suit 
minu* -» f!" and so forth, would 
...so tend to add to the geneial 
layout. 



EDITH HELENA. 

Songs. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Fifth Ave. 



In the days passed. Edith Helena, 
as a name, 6tood for a big voice. 
Miss Helena still retains her higb 
notes. 

At the Fifth Ave. Tuesday eve- 
ning she sang three numbers, all 
from her former repertoire, and did 
the vocal violin imitation, in eight 
minutes. The turn closed with 
"Coming Through the Bye." 

The act seemed incomplete, made 
more pronounced through Miss Hel- 
ena not accepting an encore. Sime. 



RUOELL and DUNIGAN. 
"Revuettes" (songs and talk). 
13 Mine.; Two. 
Fifth Ave. 

Viola Kudell and Edward Duni- 
gan sound new to vaudeville as a 
two-act. They appear to have spc- 
ciul numbers, barring perhaps the 
"Tomorrow" song of Mr. Dunigau's, 
which is not worth while anyway. 
They open with an introductory 
number. Then Miss Kudell, a 
bright looking little brunet who 
uses too much paint on her cheeks, 
seats herself at the piano for the 
first double, a "magazine" song. 

After Dunlgan's single, they do 
"The Same Old Stuff," and it is, a 
poet, boob and fly-boy calling on a 
girl, Dunigan making the changes 
while Miss Budell sings. This 
number seemed to please the audi- 
ence mostly, perhaps through the 
homely comedy and business of the 
"boob" and the roughness of the 
fly-boy. In finishing they announce 
Eddie Leonard's "Boola Eyes" and 
close with a danco to the music, 
though vocally it was far f*om an 
imitation or impersonation. 

As two-acts run nowadays, this 
classes with most. All right for the 
No. 8 spot on the better bills and 
probably a better position on other 
programs. 

What gives this turn a bit of dis- 
tinctiveness Is that the couple In It 
are balanced. Usually these two- 
acts are so lop-aided on either end 
that the inferior half kills the re- 
mainder. Sime. 



KAVANAUGH and EVERETT, 

Assisted by Wynn Sisters and 

Paul Humphreys. 

Songe and Dancea. 

16 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

23d St. 

A modern dancing aet presented 
by five people, Kavanaugh and 
Everett, man and woman; Wynn 
Sisters, the latter, four dancers, and 
Paul Humphreys, pianist. A blue 
cyc for background. Mr. Hum- 
phreys is on first, plnnologing an 
Introductory number, followed by 
another song of that nature by Mr. 
Kavanaugh, The rest of the act is 
made up of single^ .double and trio 
danees, including some excellent ex- 
amples of the modern jazz and sev- 
eral doubles in Which I he Wym 
sisters display narked ability li 
kicking. 

Costume changes are made by the 
glria for each of the ten nv.nihers 
offered. Mr. Kavam.ugh and Mr. 
Humphreys wear Tuxedos through- 
out. All of the Costumes arc In 
excellent taste and the four dancers 
compare v\ith the best in their hn*- 
A nicely worked out system o£ 
lighting adds to the \alue of the 
dances. 

As a "class" dancing turn this 
will fit anywhere, hig or small time, 
the people In It possessing the re- 
quisite stepping ability to put M over 
in any company. Bell. 




Friday. January 14, 1921 



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LILLIAN ROTH and Co. (2). 

-Make Believe." 
15 Mint.; Two. 
Palace. 

This ie a kid act having Lillian 
Both, a tot who played in "Shav- 
ings* last season, and her sister, 
Anna, who ie oven a smaller kldlet 
than Lillian. A third kid has an 
unimportant bit. 

A bench indicates the kids have 
come to a park playground or square 
and they decide to play "make be- 
lieve." first donning some of their 
mother's duds. Lillian says they 
will do swells, like some of the la- 
dles who come to the social settle- 
ment, JiMMfe, in the r,e',ghh^rhnod 
They are supposed to have tea with 
Anna the guest. Mention of hus- 
hands is made with Lillian saying 
she Is thinking of marrying a pic- 
ture actor — perhaps Charlie Chap- 
lin, because he is lonely now, any- 
way. 

The play then turns to actresses 
with Lillian imitating Patricia Col- 
Unge as "Pollyanna" Just after she 
has been run over. The bit was 
done sincerely and extremely well 
for a child, but it is of questionable 
value for a vaudeville audience be- 
cause of the percentage who may 
not have seen the play, current sev- 
eral seasons ago. Anna has a bit 
as Julia Dean in "The Magic Mel- 
ody" after she has lost her boy, but 
it is mostly burlesque. She tried 
Frances White with "That's as I«'nr 
as I Can Go." A third girl entrances 
to claim a doll, which the kids had 
grabbed out of art ash can. But 
Anna reassures Lillian that there 
are plenty more ash cans. 

Lillian encored in "one," doing 
Ruth Chatterton in "Daddy Long- 
legs." She has a gift of mimicry. 
but a truer idea of its faithfulness 
could be had with characters more 
familiar. 

The Itolh children are entertain- 
ing. Ibce. 



O'BRIEN and HAVEL. 
Comedy Skit. 
15 Mine.; One, 
23d St. 

This Is Tommy O'Brien, of O'Brien 
and Havel, a team name identified 
with vaudeville for upward of 25 
years. The latest "Haver* Is a 
Young woman of comely appearance, 
wears clothes classily and makes a 
good foil doing straight for Mr. 
O'Brien's comedy antics. A special 
Interior In "two" shows the office of 
a humpty-dumpty film concern. Mr. 
O'Brien, the owner of the fly-by- 
nlght company. Is constantly 
harassed by bill collectors. His ef- 
forts to stand off the latter, and at 
•Una MflM -time' carry cut an appear- 
ance of prosperity that will convince 
Miss Havel he Is a big promoter 
furnishes the basis of a consistently 
funny series of comedy episodes. 

Miss Havel has come to the 
phoney studio in reply to an ad. 
the promoter has Inserted in a film 
weekly offering to make any one a 
star for $000. The "prospect" is a 
bit shy about handing over the coin 
and the promoter's chances of get- 
ting it are further endangered by 
the scrub woman entering and de- 
manding $1-00, which ho success- 
fully stalls her from; a man remov- 
ing his typewriter for non-payment. 
and similar incidents. 

The finish has O'Brien imitating 
an auto off stage to carry out the 
bluff. The "prospect" discovers him 
and when he admits the auto was 
phoney she Informs him in effect 
he has nothing on her when It 
comes to bluffing, as the $250 she 
gave him was phoney also. There ..s 
i\ lot of low comedy, which Mr. 
O'Brien handles with the skill of a 
veteran. O'Brien does no tumbling 
In this turn until th finish, when 
he executes his old familiar twist- 
ing head stand. 

As a comedy tarn for the pop 
houses, O'Brien and Havel's latest 
skit will stand up. it was a laugh- 



CE'DORA (2). 
Motor-cyclmg Novelty. 
8ix Mine.; Full Stage. 
Pslsce. 

Ce'Dora and another girl ride bi- 
cycles within a steel latlced sphere, 
a stunt that has been done before, 
but with a man doing the daring 
part of the riding. 

That, however, Is only the pre- 
lude to the thrill in the act whleh 
has Ce'Doru looping the interior on 
a motorcycle. Another act offering 
a similar exhibition, but the motor 
was operated by a man also. An 
announcer stood In the center while 
the girl whizzed by him from top to 
bottom. Seven stage hands hold 
braces to keep the sphere steady 
Under the pressure of the motor. 

The motorcycling bit is sensa- 
tional and few turns of that class 
are seen In vaudeville now. Ce'- 
Dora kept the house in solidly. 
Ce'Dora at one time appeared In a 
turn called "The Golden Globe," or 
something like that, which was sim- 
ilar to the present act. ' i*cc 



ing hit at the 23d Street. 



Hell. 



HOLLAND, OOCKRILL and Co. 
Circus Act. 

9 Mins.; Full Stage (ring). 
Fifth Ave. 

A circus act with horses Is al- 
ways a circus act, setting off per- 
haps better on the stage than It doee 
under a big top. That is because 
the act is nearer to the people. 

Holland and Dockrlll Is a circus 
name, as a riding act, known ' all 
over. They have not been east In 
quite some time. At the Fifth Ave. 
this week the man and woman In 
the turn both ride. There is no 
ring master. A groom is the "Co." 
They have four handsome white 
horses, and gaily caparison one when 
.the man mounts it as. an olden cav- 
alier. Later he puts the animal 
through paces, high school work, 
rag stepping and a bit of a "cooch" 
dance, the latter lone with the 
horse's head facing the rear wall of 
the stage. 

For the finale the male rider 
drives the four horses abreast in 
the ring and while he is standing 
erect upon them, spanning from the 
first to the fourth as the horses, in 
turn, take their places. It's sightly 
and the sight end seems to have 
been given more attention here for 
vaudeville than the actual riding, 
though both man and girl at differ- 
ent times do the leaps to the ani- 
mals' backs, though the girl does 
not appear over-confldent as a 
bareback rider. 

Ju the finishing bows, a horse 
protrudes its head between the cur- 
tains, bowing with the principals. 

It's a line matinee turn, and be- 
ing a circus act with animals, al- 
ways interesting. There is no finer 
looking athlete than a man or 
woman in circus costume on a 
horse. Ritne. 



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BRITT and MACE. 
Songs, Talk and Dancing. 
14 Mma.; One, 

125th St. 

Georgie Brltt (Lloyd and Biitt) 
and Mace have a two-man comedy 
talking, singing and dancing turn 
with Mace handling the comedy end. 

The opening talk Is an "argu- 
ment," most of the material being 
bright and well delivered. 

Brltt's solo shows a nice tenor 
and brings applause. 

A solo eccentrlque dance by Mace 
follows, the latter proving a good 
hoofer, doing a routine of different 
kinds of "breaks" with good 
••♦wings." 

A double Scotch finish Is used 
with both men attired In kilts. Mace 
getting a big laugh with a comedy 
get up. 

While Brltt vocalizes a medley of 
Scotch songs, Mace does corking 
buck and hard shoo dancing. 

They got over nicely at this house 
in the No. 2 spot. Con. 



BARKER and WYNNE. 

Songs. 

12 Mine.; One. 

23d St. 

Man and woman in songs, mostly 
doubles, that have the advantage of 
being different. Man opens with 
pop numbers, which serves to Intro- 
duce the woman. A harmonised 
double next, followed by another 
double harmonized without orches- 
tral accompaniment. A novelty 
double relating to a trip to the Zoo 
gives the woman opportunity to 
put over several animal 1 ltatlons. 
A double "chicken" flirtation, vhlch 
Is well handled and contains some 
likeable comedy, next. For closing 
an odd little duet, In which the wo- 
man convincingly Imitates the tones 
of a violin. 

The turn went over No. 2. It's a 
very pleasing singing act* made so 
through the vocal qualifications and 
the novel treatment accorded the 
nicely varied vocal repertoire. 

BeB. 



JEAN DUVAL and Co. (1). 
| Posing. 

10 Mine.; Full Stage. 
23d 81. 

Jean Duval Is presenting a posing 
turn, assisted by another woman. 
Both are clothed in white union 
suits, with faces made up in white, 
to carry the effect of marbl statu- 
ary In the poses. These Include 
reproductions of "Galatea," "Petite 
Venus," "The Huntress," "Power of 
Harmony," "Dancer," "The Flaher- 
raald." "Motherhood," "Whisper" 
and "Columbia." 

At the 23d St. the usual easel and 
card naming the different poses 
were not In evidence. It should have 
been included. The list as above 
was furnished by Miss Duval, 
through the management 

Both Miss Duval and her assist- 
ant are shapely, and the posos ef- 
fective and convincing as reproduc- 
tions of the statuary represented. 
Pleasing closing or opening turn. 

Bell. 



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LILLIAN RAY. 
Song*. 

It Mins. i One (Special Drop). 

Blonde girl in evening dress with 
a pink slip off covering the costume. 
This is used for two changes manip- 
ulated by reversing the cloak Into 
a grey dress for a Quaker coetume. 

"Old Town," followed by a Quaker 
song, with "Dreaming About" <ext. 
In the latter number the overdress- 
ing l« draped over the hips for an- 
other costume change on the stage. 

"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" 
was the last number, the costume 
being the original dress sans drapes. 
It fitted her better than any of the 
eongs, and Insured healthy ap- 
plauss at the finish. 

It's a small time offering through 
the ▼oeallzing. personally of tbe 
singer, and lack of special : .aterlal 

Com. 



WILCOX, LA CROIX and CO. (S). 

Comedy Sketch. 

18 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Vincent I^awrence »TOte "In the 
Morning." a comedy sketch present- 
ed by three men and two women. 
It Is a sort of problem playlet turn 
with a comedy twist. The complica- 
tions are numerous and nicely han- 
dled by the author, the sketch mov- 
ing along swiftly until nearly the 
finish when it drops completely be- 
cause of the lack of a god climax. 
In brief the action concerns a bach- 
elor who Is In love with a married 
woman. There is another couple, 
the wife of the latter pair showing 
signs of being smitten with the hus- 
band of the wife, who in turn Is 
having an affair with the bachelor. 
The husband of this woman la one 
of those professor -like chaps with 
horned goggles and a manner of a 
man who Is hen-pecked. The hen- 
pecked man's wife Is also Fweet on 
the bachelor. 

The bachelor does not return the 
feeling, being strictly In love with 
the wife of the other husband. An 
elopement Is framed, but the hus- 
band appears and although Informed 
of the plan talks his wife out of 
leaving with the bachelor. Before 
he was married and after, It seems, 
hubby had been quite a flirt him- 
self. Instead of the usual talk of 
pistols, etc., the husband allows the 1 handle the characters above the 



JOSIE ROONEY and CO. (2). 
"A Csfs Honeymoon" (Songs and 

Osnoes). 
20 Mins.; Full 8tsgs. 
58th SL 

. J oslo Booney Is formerly of the 
Booney Sisters (Julia). Josie now 
has a bright tabloid produc .o.. act, 
prettily clothed in silken drapes 
and disclosing much elaborate ap- 
parel of good taste. 

The stage Is set as a cabaret with 
a piano and the inevitable piano 
lamp at the right and a cafe table 
anu chairs at the left. The pro- 
ceeding.' open with the young man 
pianist In Tuxedo describing the 
itonneys in general as stage person- 
ages and Josie in particular. The 
man dancing partner, a fine youth- 
ful figure, appears next and adds 
something la the same strain. 

Then a voice off-stage sings a few 
bars to the effect "I am th© sister 
of Pat" and Miss Booney comes 
from the rear drapes and does one 
of her cutle-cutle dances, followed 
by a duet with her dancing partner 
dealing with a proposal and the 
prospect of a cafe honeymoon, both 
seated at the table down left. 

Miss Booney retires to make a 
change during which the two boys 
hold a contest to decido whether the 
piano player or the dancer Is the 
better feature of the urn, basing 
the deeislon on the applaas . A lot 
of song -recitation goes with this. 

Miss Booney returns in Pierrette 
and docs another of her . class 
dances. To fill In f^r another 
change the pianist sings se.eral 
ballads and a fragment of the old 
time songs Identified with the 
Rooney family. For the finish Miss 
Booney Is attired as a bride and she 
and her partner go through a wed- 
ding ceremony worked out In terms 
of dance steps. 

This material, like all of that In 
which Miss Booney herself Is con- 
cerned, is pleasing. But the con- 
stant pushing to the fore of the 
Kooney name, and the irritating 
business of the pianist telling the 
audience In advance what the trio 
will do next, is most anncylng. 
Resides that "applause contest" 
thing has had Its day and years. 
The material ought to stand up 
alone without advance-agenting by 
one of the players from the stage. 

Miss Rooney must have brought 
her ideas In clothes back with her 
from Europe. They are ex*eed- 
ingly distinctive. 

The act is billed as having been 
staged by Pat Rooney. The two 
men In the cast are Jesse Rlack and 
Arthur Franklin. 



BEN SMITH. 

Monolog and Songs. 

17 Mins.; Two (special ». 

Ren Smith Is billed as "the ro- 
tund traveling salesman," offering 
ii Oiig and fctory. He carries a pro- 
uuction which is the Interior "of a 
Pullman sleeping car. Ills gsge 
offered at the npenlnt are all the 
old boys ever sprung regarding a 
sleeping ear, even to the extent of 
pulling "stick jour foot out of the 
berth." 

l.ater. however, Smith sings, dis- 
playing an entirely d iff" rent voice 
thun his speaking voice. For the 
greater part his riun/..« <n are paro- 
dies on popular melodh s. so strung 
together that they compel laugl i 
One number, a M lTnion" ong* *aill 
go rather well in laboring commun- 
ities but. seems ••» little fcmatl time 



bachelor with whom his wife had 
Intended to elope to leave peaceably. 
A reconciliation Is effected between 
husband and wife. 

In this way the writer has 
achieved a certain novelty, but the 
end Is punchless and altogether 
lacking In anything that arouses en- 
thusiasm. The piece Is played by an 
excellent company. Which were 
Wilson and La Croix, and which the 
company, could not be determined 
through absence of programs. The 
five, however, give evidence of hav- 
ing plenty of legitimate experience. 
The men present an appearance of 
class In the manner In which they 
deport themselves on the stage and 
likewise In the way they dress. The 
sketch is played In a true light com- 
edy vein, without resorting to any 
low comedy expedients. There are 
plenty of laughs arising from the 
dialog and situations. 

The turn will do for the pop 
houses, but with a better finish and 
some condensation might easily be 
whipped Into shape for the better 
time. Brit. 



DOYLE snd McQCC. 
Talk end Song*. 
1ft Mins.; One* 

This team Is meandering along in 
a vehicle based on a 1910 model, 
brought up to date through some of 
the gags used. One as a cop with 
his partner on the bench at odds 
with the world glvei the opportun- 
ity for wlso remarks. 

In between are three songs, spired. 
Olte *<»i.ri<1s a* If someone had tr» do 
*:»m<' digging In tho tfUftk to btlig 
it out Nevertheless it ph-asod the 
scanty attendance Christmas eve. 

Tfeo men have frame an ordinary 



DE VARO snd ZEMATER. 
Horizontal Bars. 
10 Mins.; Full stsge (Special). 
23d 8t. 

DeVaro and Zemater, two men, 
have Incorporated real novelty In 
their triple horizontal bar turn. The 
foreign names would suggest the 
conventional gymnastic act, but 
they appear in blackface, one 
straight and the other as an aged 
"before the civil war" negro. Both 



turn tl .it should ^Mt«M I hem In the 
u\ Its appeal as far as liet er class pep hr»<i i J"* but i' could stand iotas 
. m deyills Is com erne ' f <ei. speeding up. 



average for acrobats, the man doing 
the old negro type suggesting It 
very well. 

A special back drop of a cotton 
field and cabin gives a touch of at- 
mosphere. Triple horlsot.tal bars 
are used, decorated with sunflowers, 
an arbor like effect. There Is a bit 
of dialog, between tricks, mostly 
serving as announcements. The 
horizontal bar routine runs to the 
standard tricks of that style of act, 
with several showy feature stunts. 
Introduced at Intervals. 

The team deserves credit for get- 
ting away from tlge cut and - rled 
bar turn, without accomplishing 
that purpose by the use of satin 
drapes. The talk could be Improved 
and comedy added that would 
strengthen the act. As It stands. It 
Is a good opening or closing turn 
for the pop houses, which can be 
developed as It goes along. 

BeU. 

8ELLI8 DUO. 

Gymnasts. 

10 Mins.; Full Stag*. 

Colonist. 

The Bcllta Duo. mi... and woman, 
perform tho regulation single and 
double tricks on the rings. The 
man wears a Tux and the woman 
I 'lade Jetted bodice and pink tights, 
a classy combination. Moth make 
sn appearanee above the average 
for their style of a«r A trapeze 
held by the woman with her teeth 
while suspended in mid-air. the man 
performing evolutions on it mean- 
while, is the Closing and feature 
trick The aet hHil attention open- 
ing .v tho Colonial Monday night. 

I loth* inject personality into their 
.".. I- ii i In stunts thai adds greatly 
10 ih* general v. ■*!•!•• or H.< r -i . 



"THE MOTH ANO THE FLAME" 

(4). 
With Amelia Allen and J. V. Lowe. 
8inging, Dancing and Pantomime. 
20 Mine.; One snd Full (Special). 
Colonial. 

"Tho Moth and the Flame." a 
dancing pantomime, conceived by 
Ned Wayburn with music by Leu 
I'M wards. Is preceded by a series of 
songs and dance j in "one" by John 
V. Ixiwe, Amelia Allen and an ur»- 
programed sister team. Mr. Lowe 
opens with a song, which brings on 
one of tho unprogramed dancing 
girls, followed with another and so 
on, each number introducing a 
dancing girl, the third Miss Allen. 
The" latter is a wonder when it 
comes to kicking. She makes side, 
forward and back kicks with equal 
facility, reaching well above her 
head In each Instance. Miss Allen, 
besides being an unusual dancer of 
tho legmania style, is a contortion- 
ist, using that freely in her danc- 
ing. Each of the songs by Mr. Lowe 
is followed In turn by a double 
dance with a girl. 

There's a solo dance by Mr. Lowe 
also, who Is a tall, good -looking 
Juvenile, and a single song number 
In the part of the turn that takes 
place in "one." Also a double too 
dance by the sister team, nicely put 
over and classily costumed. 

Following the specialties it "on*" 
comes the "Moth and Flame" panto. 
This Is given in full stage, a special 
set representing a gigantic dressing 
case, with a couple of huge powder 
puff boxes, supposedly on the table 
portion. 

The sister team start the panto 
with single dances, each appearing 
from out of the powder puff boxes. 
Miss Allen, who Is reclining on tbe 
dressing case, represents the moth, 
and Mr. Lowe, concealed In a huge 
"candle stick. Is the "flame." Miss 
Allen does the usual figurative 
dance, suggesting she Is attracted 
by the candle flame and Mr. Lowe 
steps forth from the candle and 
Joins her for a double. This Is of 
the pantomimic ballet type of ex- 
pression dance. 

Mr. Allen, according to the panto 
story told, Is apparently a sort of 
male vamp. While dancing ho 
makes a first rate impression. 
Singing in the first part of the act, 
however, he does not show to near- 
ly as good advantage as In the lat- 
ter portion, when he confines his 
efforts to dancing and pantomime. 

Miss Allen Is the outstanding fea- 
ture of the act. Her dancing is 
sufficient In Itself to make any turn. 
The production has been elaborately 
staged, and the special music by 
Leo Kd wards, while reminiscent Is 
tuneful. 

The series of specialties preced- 
ing the pantomime proper, could be 
cut down in number to a minimum 
to the advantage of the turn. Clos- 
ing the first half, the act pleased at 
the Colonial. It's a "flash" for the 
big time houses, but It docs seem 
that some better method and vehicle 
could be secured to uxploit Miss 
Allen's dancing talents, that is un- 
less some production manager cap- 
tures her, and It looks like a good 
bet that some one will, as soon a* 
they catch her doing those fancy 
kicks. Bill. 



ROSA VALYOA. 

Songo^ 

12 Mins.; One. 

American Reof. 

A dark, stately Italian type of 
woman possessing an excellent u\.u 
ble voice that in quality sounds a* 
strong In one range as In the other. 
and using both to advantage. 

Miss Valyda opened with the bans 
song, "Asleep in the Deep," then de- 
viated to a pop number and waited 
until the final number, her third, to 
switch to the higher notes. Open- 
ing Intermission, on the Hoof, she 
did an earned encore in the form of 
a yodeling melody that completed 
as nice a feminine single as the 
American has held in some time. 

Presenting an attractive appear- 
ance, Miss Valyda seems "set" to 
go over the Loew circuit la full vid» 
her present turn. 



Songs, Dances, Comedy. 
11 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Boy and girl with mixed rotlttAO. 
After the opening number the boy 
prepares and exhibits a hand bal- 
ancing trick. A low table Is used 
for the stunt, two pillars of cigar 
boxes being arranged end to end 

During the arranging of the boxes 
k ;ind after It tho clearing away the 
boy keeps up a line of Shatter, 
bright In Its way. He then of. I I 
an acrobatic dance. The girl roup- 
pears for a number concluding in 
■ dance with the boy who somct - 
saults tor a finale. 

The act is almost entirely done 
by the boy who ShOWS promise. It 
• il Cor No. 2 /'»ce. 



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SHOW REVIEWS 



Friday, January' 14/ i&2i 



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PALACE. 

Monday night's attendance wan of 
the 100 per cent, kind in numbers. 
Two rows of standees about told the 
•tory. The crowd, however, did not- 
grow unduly enthusiastic at any 
time, In spite of several novelties 
and return favorites. For onre the 
•how found generous use for the 
bouse sets, which are always kept 
scrupulously n at. In but one act 
were the flowing silken hangings. 
the usual these days In big-time 
vaudeville, used, and that was in a 
revue ("On Fifth Avenue"). The 
• ptor.o ^s« in evJdAVCO... lm%.. .on-.T-- . 
for Mme. Trentini s appearance. 

The diminutive former Hammer- 
stein star headlined, appearing in 
the seventh position, where she 
■cored the honors of the evening 
lime. Trentlnl was due to reappear 
In the legitimate this month under 
the direction of Fortune (lallo. Re- 
ports are that no suitable vehicle 
bad been found In time, one reason 
why she is continuing In vaudeville, 
lime. Trent inl offered about the 
same routine as on her appearance 
Is the spring except possibly for the 
bird song from "Pagliacci," which. 
by the way, was not so well received 
Ss her more familiar numbers, like 
•Glannlna Mia" from "The Firefly." 
and she built up with "Zin 7ln." 
from "Naughty Marietta." Trentlnl 
•ncored with the long note of that 
•umber, prancing about in her own 
little way for another entrance and 
an core of the theme song In 
•Naughty Marietta." Trentlnl had 
friends In a lower box and skipped 
clear across the stage to bid them 
sdleu. However, she made friends 
en the other side of the house to 
•ven it up. 

"Big Hearted" Eddie Borden and 
•On Fifth Avenue," the Moore and 
Megley turn that Is carrying the 
production of "Bleaty Bleaty,'* 
served well to close intermission. 
and It much aided strengthening the 
first part. The bus bit, which takes 
in the opening 15 minutes of the 
revue, still stands out as the most 
amusing section. The youth play- 
ing the conductor role provided 
laughter with hfs changing dialects 
Down further in the act it would 
stand out even more strongly. 
Given a chance he should be heard 
from, for he radiates comedy. Rose 
Ressner, with her agile kicking with 
alther leg, drew attention. The Juve- 
nile la a clean-cut chap and is prob- 
ably billed as Billie Taylor, though 
a youth by that name has appeared 
In a number of revue turns within 
the last year and is a different per- 
son, besides the i;illie Taylor, an- 
other young fellow who often ap- 
pears with Stella Mayhew. 

Borden Inserted a colored poker 
■umber, which he topped off with a 
dance. He was out again after the 
turn at the conclusion of the Buzzell 
and Parker act, which opened Inter- 
mission. This pair worked up a 
measure of fun that was a welcome 
addilton to the going. Their mate- 
rial was doubtless put together in a 
burry, and ineluded some liquor 
comedy that has been going the 
rounds. One gag was a way of buy- 
ing a case of Scotch whiskey for 
$40. the address being carefully 
noted, with the town Anally coming 
out as Glasgow. Borden drew a 
laugh for himself before finally 
Tamping by saying he appreciated 
the way the audience liked him, but 
was very hoarse. Two acts In the 
first part had announced hoarseness 
as a reason why they did not offer 
anything further. In at least one 
case there was no legitimate reason 
for the speech. 

Buzzell and Parker, back in 
vaudeville from "Broadway Brevi- 
ties," offered their bright skit, *'A 
Will and a Way." In bright fashion. 
Miss Parker had two new frocks 
and looked peachy enough, though a 
bit plumper than last out. There 
were several new bits and at least 
one new number. The song Inserted 
was "Don't Take the Red and White 
Out of the Flag and I^eave Us the 
Blues." a sentiment against the blue 
Sunday laws that struck a popular 
chord. The same sentiment con- 
cluding "Topics of the Day," netted 
applause. 

Laddie Cliff, back from England 
after five years, went on next to 
closing (New Acts). Lillian Roth 
and Co. (New Acts), a kid turn. 
were third and a novelty. Margaret 
Toung was In the next spot with 
her new song routine. She inserted 
ber chorus girl number, with its 
wise talk that was tinted with blue, 
and also kept in the newer disap- 
pointed colored gal number. The 
tag line in "Becky from Mecca" 
drew a hearty laugh. R was. "She's 
as bold as Theda Bara; Theda's 
bare, but Beckys barer." With an 
encore number, 'Ohio," a line that 
told of "a lot of bimbos started like 
that" caught the fancy of the 
standees. Miss Young lauded a good 
score easily. 

Bartram and Saxton opened No. 2 
with opera, but quickly, got down to 
"Whispering" and a popular rou- 
tine. One of their numbers seemed 
in a tempo far too slow, but the men 
finished up strongly with the yodel 
finale. This act is a neat singing 
' turn, fitting the spot well, but it 
sounded as though oversealoua 
friends were working th"ir hands at 
the close. 

Emmy's Pets opened. The fox ter- 
riers, all on their hind 1< vs. provide 
a classy start. The b/.rking of tit*' 
dogs Just before the slide at the 
close left no doubt as to what part 
of the act they like the finish. I 
Dora (New Aets) closed with a bit 
of sensational motorcycling within 
a globe. No on- !• f' th< ho u u 
It was o\« r. /'" - 



COLONIAL 

Monday marked the placing in ef- 
fect of a general reduction of ap- 
proximately 26 per cent. In the ad- 
mission scale at the Colonial 
Whether the capacity house was the 
result of the price cut or a good, 
all-around show, is problematical. 
Probably both factors can be Joint- 
ly figured as the reason for the 
draw, with the price cut entitled to 
a shade the better of it. The show 
was splendidly arranged. Although 
there were two sketches, one in 
each half, this did not affect the 
make-up or running in 'he slightest 
d^gr.e. \ .HjltS. were numerous Mon- 
day night, especially In'ttto S O O O ' ttd' 
half, where Clayton and Edwards, 
next to closing, stopped the show 
cold, and Bobby Heath am Adele 
Sperling opening the Intermission, 
did likewise. Vera Gordon and Co. 
spotted between the two latter acta 
second after Intermission, were also 
a decided hit. 

The BelUs Duo (New Acts), pro- 
gramed for closing, was switched to 
open, exchanging spots with Van 
Cleve and his tra'ned mule, "Pete." 
Marcelle Fallet, a French viollniste, 
described by a slide preceding her 
as a war refugee, gave life and color 
to the show in No. 2. She plays 
with sympathy and expression, fid- 
dling the heavier stnff with a dis- 
play of technique that evidences 
long practise and a natural aptitude 
for the instrument. "Love Neat" 
and "Pal of Mine" were the pop 
offerings of the turn, the latter 
standing out through the deep, cello- 
like tones brought out by Miss 
Falette. A couple of announcements 
in broken English add a touch of 
piquancy, that Is likeable. 

Clayton White and Grace Leigh 
assisted by an unprogramed man 
and woman, made the rather old- 
fashioned lines and situations of 
"Cherie" spontaneously amusing, 
third. The old George V. Hobart 
sketch wears extremely well after 
Its 20 odd years of service in vaude- 
ville. Mr. White Is a bit greyer 
than when he first played "Cherie," 
but that's about the only manner 
In which the passing years have 
touched him, his ability as a light 
comedian, like old wine, having im- 
proved with age, until his art is 
ripened t the last degree. Grace 
Leigh, as "Cherie," played for so 
many years by the late Marie 
Stuart, realizes every possibility of 
the character. She is vivacious, has 
a distinctive personality and a true 
sense of farce. The act registered 
a continuous stream of laughs from 
beginning to tag line, 

Harry Lester Mason was fourth 
doing very well, and "Moth and the 
Flame" (New Acts), closed the first 

half. 

Bobby Heath has dropped the 



tine. Norman has an excellent se- 
lect »♦*© of numbers, and they sound- 
ed as good here as uptown. Several 
are admirably suited to his voice. 
Especially so is the Dusky Creole" 
song, a peach of a melody, and 
"Daisy Days." the number he sings 
when he doffs the gown creations for 
a moment and dons the denim of a 
country boy. He did finely with 
"Margie,** another numben to his 
liking. R was one of a flock, of en- 
cores. 

Loney Haskel started the second 
section with a bang. After his usual 
spotty start he aroused the risibili- 
ties of a woman near the front of 
the house. She was or aid. and 



T vwy could « .parry- tltat . .r«jrt .of S ... bold > he iv . ,pj re.marH.fl My . wplj eon- 



laugh starter with him. However, it 
wasn't necessary once he pot ir.'o 
his stride. He had considerable »o 
say about "bulling" the aets. advis- 
ing the audience it was up to the 
patrons whether the aetors pave a 
good show or not. They liked that 
sort of chatter. Loney had a very 
sueeessful 22 minutes of it. 

Eva Shirley, with Fid Gordon's 
Jasx musicians, followed success- 
fully. Miss Shirley was liked 
throughout, though her "Sandman" 
number seem a bit too loner. The 
operatic finish sent her off to big 
returns. 

Walter and Emily Walters were 
sent from No. 4 to next to closing 
(with Nelson and Chain out of the 
show), and strength exhibited in 
holding up the late spot was sur- 
prising. Theirs is one of the few 
ventriloquist acts offered in "one," 
and that feature lends novelty now 
as it did five or six years ago. Wal- 
ters brings on the boy dummy on a 
tricycle Miss Walters' "girl" also 
rolls on. the dummy being on roller 
skates. These she removes during 
the first part of the turn and walks 
the "kid" off. her dummy being a 
walking doll. Miss Walters' work 
with the crying Infant stfll remains 
one of the best bits In the routine, 
and Is used near the close. Her 
control of neck museles, with no dis- 
cernment of movement, is quite an 
achievement. All the laughs got 
over and the pair walked off to big 
applause. 

George F. Moore, with his 
"Fidgety-Fudge Revuette," was 
third. The comedian made himself 
liked, though the house never did 
know what It was all about. The 
becurled lass who dances first with 
Moore and later singles on her toes 
looks like a comer. Eddie Litchfield 
at the piano amused with his num- 
ber. "Where Do the Mosquitoes Go?" 
but not the song with Moore when 
the latter does a chorus girl in a 
Greenwich Village cerise smock 
The girl lead sang well, especially 
with "Your Eyes Have Told Me So." 
The "sister" team showed little 
Some changes may have been made 
In the feminine support since the 



and they fairly ate them up. His 
G. \. R. veteran contained the most 
meat and was thoroughly digested. 

Lina Abarbanell (New Aets) fol- 
lowed in a sketch, "The Bride." and 
also cashed nicely. 

The strength of the second half 
was further augmented by Ed Gal- 
lagher and Joe Rolley in their 
Palm Beach" talking routine. • The 
team Is recently reunited for vu.de- 
vllle. Rolley's blackface comicali- 
ties and Gallagher's super-straight 
work make them an Ideal combina- 
tion. The "blues" played on Rolley's 
harmonica to his "loose" dance was 
Inserted at the proper moment. 

General Pisano in sharpshootlng 



sideling that he didn't get n until 
11:10. The General went after h s 
shots in a businesslike manner and 
held up the walkout. *v>n. 



5TH AVE. 



A very good show the first half 
really an extraordinary bill in the 
manner it broke — greatly enter- 
tained a crowded house at the 5th 
Ave. Tuesday evening. The bill ran 
very smoothly, considering; and. 
considering, one would remark there 
was no earthly reason why Sully 
and Houghton should have been No. 
3. with Rudell and Dunigan No. 7. 
Both are mixed two-acts. A trans- 
position In placement of the two 
turns would have helped the show, 
though it might have harmed Rudell 
and Dunigan (New Acts). 

The airiest aet was next to clos- 
ing — Robert Emmet Keah, with his 
song, monolog and recitation. Mr 
Keane kidded along, watching the 
effect of his pointed Jokes. He pre- 
announced one as the first time told. 
It was of the young man who takes 
his girl out for the day and home in 
a taxi at night, asking a friend if 
he should have kissed her. probably 
the best gag of its day, and origi- 
nated by the late Melville Ellis. It 
didn't go any too well, possibly be- 
cause it may have been told at the 
6th Ave. 100 times since first given 
at the Winter Garden by Ellis 
Keane said: "That will be out to- 
morrow." "Back to the old ones," 
he sub-rosa breathtd. Then that of 
the American in England throwing 
pennies to the kids In the Thames. 
It was a howl. "See," smiled Keane 
audibly to the boxes, "eight years 
old." Keane made a strong bid with 
an Irish soldier story. His recita- 
tion was well liked at the finish. This 
monologist can handle verse better 
than most of his contemporaries 
He doesn't shout it nor shove it at 
the house; he recites it. and isn't 
breathing hard at the finish. 

The William Sully-Genevieve 
Houghton turn may be new. It 
starts as a bench two-act with talk 



Then camo Virginia Pearson and 
Sheldon Lewis, picture people, in a 
dramatic sketch 

suited the position ami mo prin- 
cipals, with the Rudell-Dunlgan 
turn next, after which entered Mr. 
Keane. K 

Holland, Dockrill and Co., a most 
pleasing sight circus act, closed the 
show, their white costumes and 
white animals with their tall plumes 
giving the show a pictorial finish. 

The Trenner Trio (New Acts) 
opened the show, with Edith Helena 
(New Acts) making a return to 
vaudeville after a long absence in 
the No. 2 place. Bimc. 



.. > ... 



Billy May. Frances Leroy and Mar- 
gery Disman. 

Basil and Allen took the No. 4 
spot with their skit. "Recruiting." 
The comedy of the "wop" got over, 
which is generally true at the Jef- 
ferson, a house of a peculiarly mixed 
and foreign trade. Combe and 
Nevins were second, doing well for 
a straight routine of published num- 
bers offered with little variation. 

Camilla's Birds opened entertain- 
ingly. The parade of the cockatoos 
to the ladder alone amused, as did 
the whole exhibition. The Girard 
Brothers, with hand balancing, 
closed. itee. 



HAMILTON 



nvuv? "w»u. ».«~ —w^*--- v- «n me irmmine support since me ~ # ■ ~r - " « .. , ... . 

pianist formerly appearing in his open j nR Q f tne act aDOUt two months of marriage, Mr. Sully handling the 
act, and is doing a singing and apo The programed support in ad- &aggin S dialog, and for laughs, 
patter turn in one with Adele dit i on to Litchfield is Alice Hayward, 
Sperling, who appeared in the act 
before, but was billed among the 
"Co." Miss Sperling is entitled to 
billing. She's a petite brunet, with 
a knack of wearing tights, that re- 
calls some of the favorites of the 
old Weber and Fields days. Besides 
appearand Miss Sperling is strong 
on doubles, working with Mr. Heath 
in several, and assisting him ma- 
terially in getting a lot of comedy 
out of them. Mr. Heath Is the same 
likeable singing comedian, with an 
abundance of personality and a 
voice made to order for pop num- 
bers. They received the unison ap- 
plause at the Colonial Monday night 
a sure sign of undivided approval by 
the Colonial «. who brought them 
back for a speech. 

Clayton and Edwards could have 
remained on the stage and delivered 
their odd little songs and hoofing for 
an hour If they want o. Edward, 
uke worked overtime, and Clayton, 
who Incidentally seems to be doing 
an unannounced imitation of George 
Lemaire while talking, pulled some 
genuine buck and winging, that 
showed up a lot of the dancers who 
have crept In since the himmy 
craze arrived. 

Miss Gordon brought both tears 
and laughter with her melodramatic 
■ketch, "Lullaby," by Edgar Allan 
Woolf. The sketch gives Miss Gor- 
don a first-rate opportunity to dis- 
play her emotional talents, and, on 
the whole, contains plenty of enter- 
tainment. Belh 

JEFFERSON. 

The box-offioe line is handled here 
more quickly than any big-time 
house In the city, and it Is probably 
necessary in this highly competitive 
neighborhood, on East 14th street, 
rons have not taken especially 
to the reservation idea, so the bulk 
of the sale is handled at the current 
performance box-office window. A 
Bpeclal ottVer aids the ticket man by 
calling out the seats wanted. He 
queries ticket buyers as they near 
the window, and where a pass is In 
evidence he Vails out that. The price 
scale for the Jefferson remains the 
same as when tho Keith otlice took 
over the house In the fall, with the 
sale from 3T> cents to 83 cents the 
boxes and lOges being priced at 11.10 
and a higher scale for Saturday and 
Sunday ;i!l around. Business has 
been good, though not capacity 
Tuesday evening the lower floor 
looked close to it, however. 

There was no sign of a hit untn 
Karyl Norman, "The Creole Fashion 
Plate." appeared to close Intermis- 
sion. That generous artist, plus a 
world of applause considering what 
was gained bj the others, kept the 
Imp- * «nratt»r on for his entire ro-i- 



Busincss at the Hamilton Mon- 
day night was nearly capacity, a de- 
cided improvement for that house 
over the showing of the last few 
weeks. Charles King and Lina 
Abarbanell were mostly credited 
with the draw, but the excellent 
bill also helped. 

The Hamilton caters to a neigh*- 
borhood clientele and the verdict 
goes out after the Monday mat- 
inee. 

The only Jarring note of the pro- 
gram was the Hermlne Shone 
sketch, written by Edgar Allan 
Woolf. Nothing weaker has been 
seen in vaudeville this season. The 
author's conception of Irish humor, 
the Inanity of the wit and the 
ridiculous dialog and situations had 
the house squirming. The redeem- 
ing features of the turn are the 
song doubles of Miss Shone and 
Billy Bhodes, the Juvenile, who has 
an excellent voice. The sketch 
closed the first half, which was for- 
tunate. 

Charles King (New Acts) Just 
ahead In fourth position, was pre- 
ceded by Bobby Bernard and Co. in 
a corking comedy sketch that is 
toting around a superfluous and In- 
consistent four minutes of crossfire. 
Asida from the opening, which has 
nothing to do with the balance of 
the story, Bernard's Jewish charac- 
terization and Harry Murphy's 
straight opposite, as his benefactor 
in disguise, register strongly. 

Llbby and Sparrow made an im- 
pression with dancing in the shove- 
off position, and Jess Libonati 
picked up the tempo without a let- 
down In the deuce spot with his 
xylophonlr.g. Libonati works as 
hard as Benny Leonard in training 
and docs nearly as much shadow 
boxing back of his instrument. He 
rolled ovtr. 

Geo. M. Rosener took down one of 
the hits, opening after intermission 
and Topics. Hosener's character 
st?id!es werr new to this gathering, 



Sully's "Borneo" song carries a 
dance with it, and later he dances 
again, on a mat, that recalls the old 
sand dance of years ago. It was 
nice stepping, and the house liked 
it. Miss Houghton is a comely 
brunet, carefully dressed and made 
up, looking Just a bit too :tiff for 
light comedy. The couple go into 
a double number in "one, tj end it. 
and then Sully returns with a new 
thing in encore speeches. He 
"speeches" twice, once for appre- 
ciation and the other in case the 
house had not cordially greeted the 
turn. It makes for a laughable 
encore, as well as a travesty on the 
detestable forebearance of vaude- 
ville managers in allowing their 
stages to become a platform for the 
promotion of personal egotism. 

The opening of the two-act is Mr. 
Sully appearing as a cook, Just for 
a song, when the action recedes to 
"two." It's an entertaining number 
throughout, for Sully, of the Sully 
Family, is a capable artist at his 
trade, which Is talking, singing and 
dancing. 

Next were Brooks and Powers, 
colored, pianist and comedian (Shel- 
ton Brooks), with Mr. Powers as the 
singer. There is probably no vaude- 
ville talking act that has two 
stronger laughs at the opening of the 
turn than Mr. Brooks puts over. It's 
the former double act, with new 
songs by Brooks, and although the 
couple he sings or pianologs through 
may not be his best, there is a cer- 
tain laugh in one of them. But 
those two gags at the start would 
send in right any one vh could 
utter them properly. It needed 
someone like Brooks. The men are 
supposed to have raced on th stage. 
Powers says, "You were in a hurry." 
"Oh, man," answers Brooks, "I cer- 
tainly was taking them up and lay- 
ing them down." They had to wait 
for the laugh, when Powers queries, 
"What made you rush past that 
graveyard down the way?" ' That 
was no graveyard, son," replied 
Brooks, "them was milestones." 

In Chicago they think Shelton 
Brooks is a star song writer, and 
the Oth Ave. house got the same 
idea, after listening to a medley of 
the songs Mr. Brooks has written, 
all easily recalled, with "Strutters' 
Pall" the applause getter. As a 
songwriter who can sing, besides 
playing the piano, and dance, wit 
comedy characteristics of the race 
which he so well represents, Brooks 
is an oddity on the stage, uneom- 
mercialized as yet, for there are un- 
limited possibilities in this ctll* ircd 
fun maker, who could apex Bert 
Williams at his best, if Brooks were 
properly built up i.l brought out. 
whether In vaudeville or a produc- 
tion. Mr. Powers does a sort of 
boob with a pleasing tenor, and is 
foil puflVknt. 



AMERICAN ROOF 

The usual eight -act bill at the 
American Monday failed to gather 
any momentum until after inter- 
mission. Previously there was lit- 
tle applause, something out of the 
ordinary for an audience which is 
as generous with its mark of ap- 
proval as the one that inhabits the 
Hoof. 

Ro*a Valyda (New Acts), a dark, 
stately damsel, possessing a double 
oice. was the ttrst to gain any 
recognition, opening intermission, 
followed by Rives and Arnold, who 
gave the entertainment Its largest 
boost of the evening. So much so 
Arnold returned for what would 
commonly have been a speech, but 
which he turned into a laugh. It's 
the same act the team has been do- 
ing for quite some time, but that the 
quality is unimpaired by the fact 
was proven by the manner in which 
it was received. 

Arnold, as a fast working trav- 
eling salesman, kids his way along 
for 12 minutes In a style the house 
simply ate up. and was ably as- 
sisted by his feminine pdrtner, who 
does an excellent "straight" as her 
contribution. A corking comedy 
turn that should be able to hold its 
in the larger houses. 

Immediately following came An- 
thon . and Arnold, who rounded off 
and put the finishing touch on the 
whole evening for approval. The 
man with an Italian dialect worked 
up for spasmodic laughs, and his 
partner, soui ding off In a volco 
whose quality has seldom been 
equalled around the southeast cor- 
ner of 42d street, presented 17 min- 
utes additional amusement that was 
more than welcome to the" hungry 
mot) out front who had waited long 
and tediously for the expected, hut 
retarded, spurt. The woman ren- 
dered a trio of melodies, each regis- 
tering individually, and with the 
added bit of stepping offered by 
her co-worker for a finish it took 
them away solidly. 

Fox Benson Co. in a split between 
a talking and acrobatic turn were 
in the final position, and held those 
seated through its gataway which 
resembles the initial two minutes of 
a sketch. 

For the first half Hip Raymond 
opened, depending mostly on the 
five-stand table fall for strength, 
but ending with a short dance that 
exhibited unusual leg work if noth- 
ing else. In the deuce spot came 
Craig and Catto (New Acts) preced- 
ing Morrell and LaMarr, who picked 
things out of the rut for a few min- 
utes with singing, especially the 
man's high tenor. Some talk, hi 
which he mostly pokes fun at his 
partner, relieved the melodious rou- 
tine, though a little cutting fn favor 
of time, might help to an extent. 
Both sing well together, while the 
woman makes one change that 
vastly Improved her appearance 
over the first costume worn. It 
might even do to eliminate that 
opening dress in favor of the latter 
throughout the entire act. 

The f> Musical Buds, girl act, went 
through a fast schedule that al- 
lowed for three of the gala soloing 
mid In all hung up six instances 
whleh iiiir.ht bo termed as "num- 
bers." The quintet look exceeding- 
ly well and are holding down the 
braes Instrument! to the extent it 
stops short of becoming a harsh 
Jangle Of noise and allows each to 
be beard distinctly. If particularly 
listened for. Terminating the first 
half the splurge of melody did nice- 
ly, the girls handling themselves 
capably and showing enough as 
i lusicians to make it strong — added 
to which they're only on for 10 
minutes -a proof of the speed the 
aet contains. 






BROADWAY. 



A nice running comedy show at 
the Broadway this week that 
pleased the patrons, who gathered 
in goodly numbers Tuesday even- 
ing. Balanced by the singing of 
the Kaufman boys, also Norton and 
Melnotte, it shaped up Into as 
smooth a scheduled bill as most 
any the drop-in house has held re- 
cently. 

Every one on the program re- 
ceived their just deserts from the 
throng, it being an entirely amiable 
gathering, while some were forced 
to. linger beyond the usual allot- 
ment of time. Irving and Jack 
Kaufman, No. 4 were on the other 
end of One of these outbursts after 
singing six numbers, which car- 
ried them over to an encore and 
could hive gone for more if they 
had so desired. The brothers of- 
fered a new melody for their after - 
piece that teems destined to be- 
COme very strong. 

No:. mi and Nolan opened, doing 




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nicely with the jugglers' assortment 
of tricks, along with some talk. 
Norton and Melnotte followed, to a 
reception they proved themselves 
worthy of before finishing. Miss 
Norton upheld her share of the bur- 
den, while impersonating a boy and 
working in that manner through- 
out the entire act, with the excep- 
tion of the initial song. The girls 
rendered four numbers, then exit- 
ing solidly and returning for an 
encore that was full of speed, 
which swelled their total to quite 
a score. 

Senator Murphy apparently un- 
derwent some difficulty in getting 
started, but once having gathered 
momentum, floated through to many 
a laugh and much applause upon 
leaving, lie n 'framed' for 1 a -short- 
acknowledgment. The two Kauf- 
man boys were placed next, suc- 
ceeded by "Petticoats," a sketch„on 
a long time before any Interest 
was manifested. One girl stood out 
from the r;ist of four through hav- 
ing the best Of the din log, hut even 
this wasn't apparent untit the half- 
way mark had heen reached. The 

other two girls could hardly be 
classed above mediocre, while the 
man as a doctor. CCitld stand some 
touching up as to gestures. The 
playfet contains enough action in 
the last five minutes and should 
register as a laughing act In the 
Intermediate houses. 

Kennedy and Brahame, sixth, 
went through to enough chuckles 
that sent them away fairly enough. 
Most uM oi it is due to the girl wlm 
handles h»rKeIi J n a saucy manner 
that aids the material and flash. ■<! 

enough dancing toward the finish to 

make one wonder why she hasn't 
Inserted a litrie more of that par- 
ticular art 111 the routine, Her 
partner show** 1 lbs distressing ten* 
dency to tower his head and laugh 
at every "catch" liue used. It aids 
not at all, The miss seems to be 
pointed toward better things. 

burns and Krahlto were next to 
closing. With their Italian dialect 
that made than popular 
and \\ rfstou rounded off the 
tainment. 



Brown 

enter- 



23D ST. 

A good small-time vaudeville bill 



*»t live a< IS. a 
:*• :U lire pict U-i ( 

half program. 

.Most of the 



film comedy and 
made up the 



a 
first 



tr five acta were vet- 
erans In point of service around the 
Vaudeville • raiis. ami though there 
were no distinct hits registered they 
all managed to pass before an easily 

satisfied eaf.a.-iiy. gathering. 

Shaw's Comedy Circus (New 
Acts) gave the show a rousing start, 
and was followed by La fto*C and 
Lane (New Acts), a man and wom- 
an talking and singing combo that 
passed nicely In the second hole. 

Hendrix Belle Isle and Co.. a 
hokum siap-wtick version of the 
schoolroom atis of a decade ago, 
were thud, and piled up the laugh- 
ing hit wiiii little competition. The 
act harbors one pretty little be- 
ribboned uiri who is buried In the 
last seat from the audience but nev- 
ertheless mariufced to eeraw the at- 
tention of th< entire house with very 
little effort by gh< er youthful good 
looks and whole««oroeness, The rest 
of the cast were mediocre, with the 
Slapstick deserving the feature bill- 

Sidney and Townley sufteied 
somewhat following the film, hut 
gradually Ingratiated themselves 
and closed to generous applause 
with singing, talking and dancing 
routine. I! is a standard small-time 
vehicle with a special drop that la 
utilized only for a few moments, the 
rest of the crossfire occurring before 
the house Olio. 

Howard ahd Oraddock, colored, 
hoofed and sang their way to re- 
turn! with an idea draped around a 
ringing and dancing duel. Each man 
is a clever specialist and both are 
good showmen. They went strongly 

The Kitamura .laps closed before 
the feature picture with a sterling 
routine of Rislcy tricks and some 
clever contortlonlng by one. The 
act is enhanced by the usual elabo- 
rate drop '■ ad s"t. Con. 



one is emphatically not the German 
comedian who does what amounts 
to an Impersonation of the late 
Oscar Hammerstein, whose lines of 
talk are anemic and not worth the 
time they take up. Hv. is not named 
on the billing, a one-sheet in front 
of the theatre, and probably the 
best thing that could happen to the 
act would be the elimination of any 
man comedian. 

The organization is made up of 
14 girls, in addition to the come- 
dian, with Alice Moreley featured. 
She is a first rate "coon shouter" 
and number leader, and scattered 
among tho other dozen or so girls 
are several very pleasing sister 
acts and pairs of dancers. They 
ought to have no trouble in work- 
ing u-p' a- -aories- of girl specialties 
that would amply fill half an hour. 
As it stands, the comedian's talk 
with Miss Moreley is drivel. For 
example, the comedian and Miss 
Moreley spend not less than 7 or 8 
minutes with the story ot the Jack- 
ass on one side of the river, the 
hale of hay on the other. How did 
he solve the ».robb m, runs the tale, 
you know. "I give if up." replies 
the eoim-diaa. "So did the Other 
jackass.'' is Miss Moreiey's spar- 
kling rejoinder. Another was a triple 
repetition of the riddle (imagine 
rlddlec as part of a modern show) 
he (or she) is not my brother (or 
sister) but the child of my parents. 
What relation is h* (or she) to me? 
Three times they go over it, s>'clp 
me. they do. 

The rest of the bill was eminently 
satisfactory small time. Swains 
Hats and Cuts opened. The com- 
bination of the natural enemies who 

appear to dwell in perfect harmony 

Is a surprise and a novelty. T'ae 
routine with the rats has been put 

into the early part of the Aim, 
probably because it was found to 

be distasteful to the women as a I 

last Impression, and the climax has, 
been switched to a coiredy boxing i 
hout between two of the cats, a 
most amusing performance. The 
trainer might make his announce- 
ments more d stu <t. They were 
nor audible In * • front of the bal- 
cony, 

Ralph Beabury, singing cartoon- 
ist, was No. 2, tltted in fairly, with 
a good finish, while he drew S 
landscape to the accompaniment of 
singing "Home, Sweet Home," in 
an agreeable baritone. 

Marshall and O'Connor were So. 

:\. with a stream of a blackface HOltg 

and dance turn d >ue in rai h<-r 

rough style, hut with ample com- 
pensation in >e" dancing of the 
comedian and the song duets. Be- 
sides, the straight man did some 
nifty fingering on the piano. A 
series of 'ancient Methodist hymn*, 
played With an imitation on the 
j piano of bamboo chimes, was very 
much to the liking of the Sixth 
avenue crowd. The whole frame- 
up is clean specialty work, that is 
to say, the pair were frankly piano 
placer and blackface eccentric 
dancer, and they stuck o their de- 
partments instead of reciting 
"Gunga Din." 

Present day vaudeville would be 
Immeasurably bettered If all spe- 
cialty artists had the same pood 
judgment and stink to their ep< - 
cialty. This goes for all depart- 
ments from prima donnas to equil- 
ihristic acrobats. 



SOCIAL MAIDS. 

(Continued from page 10.) 
troupe, yet is kept in the back- 
ground and indifferently directed, 
with an eye to neither the box office 
nor the fan. There were compara- 
tively few chorus number encores, 
which Is the modern idea, perhaps. 
But in this instance few episodes in 
which the chorus was on called for 
any. 

Barring these few differences of 
opinion, the "Social Maids" steps 
along with lightning pace, good old 
comedy interludes, very * pleasant 
and striking principals, naughty yet 
cleanly wit and breezy entertain- 
ment. A great chorus could make it 
a great show. Lait. 



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SPORTS 



Billy McClaln, who Is training 
Jack Johnson at Leavenworth, says 
Johnson Is In better shape than 
many believe him to be. Acting as 
physical Instructor in the Federal 
prison has been the means of hard- 
ening the Negro. Thanksgiving 
day he supported seven men, who 
were standing on a plank, on his 
chest. 



• > • • ■ ■ . 

TID BITS. 

(Continued from page 10.) 

Daisy Harris and pepped up by her 
stepping. 

The show holds nothing that can 
be distinctly classed as suggestive, 
but there is a bit of gingor here 
and there .that prevents the per- 
formance from being accorded an 
absolutely clean bill. Mr. Steppe 
has a parody On "How I Need Von" 
which winds up with "Who the 
Hell Needs You?" the latter ad- 
dressed to Miss Banks. There is 
also a bouse bit contributed by Miss 
Harris that has her strengly sug- 
gesting; the motions of nausea. 
These could be cut without being 
missed. Another remark about a 
hotel chambermaid by Mr. Steppe is 
also pretty strong. 

Se.-nicaiiy, the show compares 
with the better type of American 
YVhce} attractions. A hotel set in 
the second part stood out among 
the eight scenic changes. The 
show is Intelligently lighted. The 
costuming is brilliant, running to 
the lighter shades of coloring, and 
the choristers' changes occur so 
frequently that it would be neces- 
sary to have an umpire's Indicator 
to keep track of the number, which 
appeared to be about 15. Every- 
body in the troupe IWOrlCS like a 
leaver to put the show over, but 
notwithstanding this noticeable 
willingness to phase, there is no 
straining for effect. 

The Olympic audience liked the 
show anil weren't a bit backward 
In saying so, by way of laughter 
and applause. Tuesday night was 
;iin:i -o'lr night and tin* Olympic was 
packed to the rafters. Bell. 



whipped Dempscy, Is asln Bands- 
man Dick Rice, the English hec y- 
welght as his boxing exhibition 
partner. The fact Brennan was 
knocked out by De*»*psey and Rice 
was knoe!:ed out by Bob Mai In In 
his first American batth did not 
kec^ them from packing them In at 
the Howard, Boston, last week, ac- 
cording to reports. 



Tjn an effort to stop profiteering by 

hozers, the New York State B6x 7 ' 
Ing Commission announces a rul- 
ing restricting prices to non -titular 
bouts to $10, and to $15 top for 
championship matches. They in- 
dict "certain boxers' for making €x- 
orhitant demands which In turn 
have forced up admission prices. 



Roger Bresnahan Is the latest 
baseball magnate t » turn to the 
courts. The former Giant ca f ob 
now president of the Toledo \m^rl- 
ct.n Association team, is preparing 
a suit against the Brooklyn Na- 
tionals. He alleges ne bought out- 
| fielder Hickman, second baseman 
MalOne and thirl baseman Bat 
from the Dodgers, p tying $2,500 of 
the 57.000 involved in the deal, and 
that he got nothing In return. The 
tlrst two, he says, 1-aped to the 
Steel League and fla'rd was re- 
leased to Indianapolis. 



"Babe" Ruth hit 64 lume rurs 
last season, but he couldn't hit a 
basket once in n.ne timet when he 
Stayed with a • ickea team of 
ha. -ketballexs from FkgsaV against 
the Origin.tl Celtics In the 71st 
Armory. The crowd gave him U e 
old razz when be adjoun ed to the 
shower*, but the swat king only 
grinned* 



Homer Baker, world's champion 

nail mile" aprhnwo'n ••ouvtfuor l/a-iii*;- 

has abandoned amateur athletics t» 

accept the a ^ointment as physical 
director 'or the (lovernm.'nt "A 
Panama. He Is due to rrlve at 
Panama aboard the steamship Cris- 
tobal on Sat., day. Biker, in at- 
taining and maintaining his ';am- 
ph v I beat Abel K vlat. M< 1 
Sheppard, Ted Meredlih and . G. 
Hill, the Briton, who defeated Jols 
Ray and other grea' runnet at 
Antwerp las; year. 



Joe Lynch has been besieged with 

theatrical offers since winning the 

bantam title from Pets Herman. 

The latest was for Lynch to appear 
in conjunction with the pictures of 
the recent Dempsey-Brennan tight. 
Eddie Mead, Lynch's manager, 
turned them all down and says Jos 
will rest up for about a month and 
then be ready to meet all comers. 



Bill Rrehnan, now heading a 
show as the mar who almost 



MISCHIEF MAKERS. 



a Nut. 



Philip Wifflft 
Mr. Wise 

Pherlft ivrktn*.. .i 
Tony Pardallo, the 



GREELEY SQUARE. 

It was an odd. spotty bill at the 
I.oew house (tirst half) with one 
girl act at the finish called "Mimic 
AVorld of H'lM." which ran 42 min- 
utes and developed no comedy that 
even a small-time audience could 
lind entertaining, and which killed 
what might otherwise have been :« 
fairly amusing entertainment. it 
takes a whale of a "production act'* 
to kill off three-quarters of an hour 
after three or four turns which 
m»»ve.d Quickly and suappily and 
got away before they became tire- 
some. 

vaudeville fans like th^Ir enter- 
tainment quick and zippy, with 
plenty of change, and even the 
.vamc retting for more than half an 
hour encourages restlessness. At 
hast that was the way it appeared 
at the I.oew house early this week 
The show was viewed Tuesday 
night. This is a distinctly neigh- 
borhood establishment, and by that 
time downstairs snowed little 
patches ot vacancy at s.20 and the 
smoking balcony wai half empty. 
Both filled to capacity before the 
lilm feature, but the late comers 
missed the greater part of the bill 
and were apparently Interested in 
the feature alone, 

"The Mimic World" Is a Wood- 
burn Amusement Co. production. 
which has many good features, but 



AUDUBON 



Lionel Barrymors in the Devil's 
Garden,** lilm. was responsible for 

an exceptional draw at the Audubon 
Monday evening. The vaudeville 
passed, but a better arrangement 
would have helped and, besides, 
eliminated a handicap thrown on 
the Merle Hart man Co. In the 
deuce spot. 

Miss Hartman is a fair young 
woman, assisted by another of h^r 
■ex at the piano, but did not get the 
proper start to deliver as per rou- 
tine, due to the musical key -board 
and a special drop taking several 
minutes of her allotted time to right. 
Aside from the poor start there is 
no apparent reason why the neces- 
sary training shoujd not make the 
act hit a higher level within the 
small-time arena. 

Arthur DeVoy and Co, had them 
laughing. DeYoy's comedy vehicle, 
founded on the trouble of a young 
married couple, hit the married 
folks, for occasional applause was 
sounded when remarks favored the 
men and vie< versa* The Bteiiier 8, 
men, are a very good small time 
opening turn. It is a Par act with 

three separate sets of apparatus, on 
which the combination executes 

some clever work. One is In white 
tights, while tie- others are in com* 
"■' • a' tire. The apparatus of a 

woo l'-ri duek with »he two comedy 
members trailing it for comedy pur- 
poses, only slows up the Par won; 
Wilson and Larsen, two m« n. 
opened the second portion and made 
good. The turn la of the comedy 
nature, combined with acrobatics, 
They should be in demand. 

Harry Rose, late of the Amster- 
dam roof, easily hit tin- homer of 
the evening. During his overtime 
pi rlod 1 e did a ballad, and the audi- 
ence evinced a desire for ;>u addi- 
tional verse. 

• Ainoros Bisters Closed the show, 
making a satisfactory exit, notwith- 
standing it needed several limit ••? 
for the combination to get itarted. 
The bar member performs excep- 
tionally well, and tte-ir dances de- 
manded attention, but the Bongs In 
bYencb placed a question mark o; 
their ability in that capacity. 



Kr<! Rrr>, 

Eart I lull 

Knrl Ha '1 

Qperstla Wqp, 

Johnny Cr©»b.. 
>l<^x B;triK-». A t'other N'ut . . . .S;uii RJiynoj 

Madame K.fV li.»» V;imp Fay Stilrlfy 

Tp<»Hi«> Tinker tho Tombov . . Aniui 0»K"'"' 
Biltie L'.uri.e. Very Classy Mate) Clarl 

There seems to lie no doubt th it 
a comedy singing quartet of ne-n 
furnishes the Pest mechanical basU 
for a burlesque show. So it . ork* 
OUt in the recent offering at tie- 
Olympic. Fred, Recti, a boy ec- 
centric; Karl Hall, playing straight 
fi r the m«>st part, but jumping Into 
character on occasion as the Sheriff; 
Johnny Crosby, playing Italian 
throughout, and Sam Itaynor, doing 
the red -nosed eccentric. 

Backing up the quartet of men 
principals there are three dandy 
t» n Usque principal women. Fay 
Shirley is the prima donna, leading 
numbers in tip top style and wear- 
ing a lot of startling clothes, toned 
down from the old style vehement 
burlesque idea somewhat, but hav- 
ing a good flash when sho comes 
down center to lead numbers. 

The other pair of tae trio are 
Anita Osgood and Mabel Clark, as 
Ingenue and soubret. Sometimes 
it's not easy to differentiate in the 
new order of description. Anyhow 
they are an active pair both in their 
handling of parts of bits, contribu- 
tion to numbers and general getting 
Into the ensembls. They are fast 
and aggressive workers, with a vivid 
style, and they get all kinds of ac- 
tion Into the proceedings. Both are 
the pony type and are active from 
start to finish. Miss Osgood's busi- 
ness With the boxing and Sam Itay- 
nor were thoroughly funny in the 
oldtime burlesque way. 

The whole show is framed along 
old-time lines — and that is not lei 
down as a knock, for those old ar- 
rangements delivered distinctive 
Style of entertainment, not alv\ ye 
in the best of te, but always 
funny and delivering a high per- 
centage of laughs. 

Some of the dialog between tie- 
men and women principals in the 
present off' ting is not in good taste 
but it never failed to bring those 

• i •-"':', fSsisA-iAM'tibs. that have b*cn 
absent for so Ions from the current 
burlesque. Th»- results to the play- 
ers was nmp> compensation for 
the juf ness of some of their bust- 

less. 

In addition the quartet frameup 
of the attraction gave it first-class 

singing quality and brought about 
some semblance of a Specialty show. 
For example, the second scene ot 
the lirst act was more a mixed trio 
speci'iltv turn, with Hall and Crosb) 
and Miss Clark. One number Mas 
dons in this section down In "one" 
os "two," while the full stage Was 
being set. but the conversation be- 
tween the "Wop H and the Sheriff, 
With the girl feeding both sides, 
madS It a distinct turn. Mneh of 
the n: .tter was mousing and. in- 
deedi the nuniher backed by tie* 



chorus was by long odds the poor- 
es1 part of the offering. 

In the same way tho comedy 
quartet, although it appeared In the 
program as a bit, was really a rough 
LiMMkabout variety turn first, and 
Its singing Interpolations were sub- 
ordinate. 

The chorus was a lively 1G. mostly 
of the pony type and an especially 
good looking and gingery one for 
th<- American wheel* They bad 
!• enty of clothes, mostly of the sec- 
ond-hand kind, but cleaned and re- 
n ale to supply a capital tlash. 

On the contrary, the producer was 
inclined to be economical In equip- 
ment. The two Sefi used in the 
llrnl a<t were lather under the aver- 
age of the American Association, 
running toward flimsy backdrops 

and leg, although the effect of their 

cheapness may have heen the result 
of tripping up from the bottom. 
The Olympic stage Is one of the 

most restricted In the city, and set- 
tings, however good, make a poor 
appearance there. 

The two full stage sets for the 
lirst act, first and third, together 
with the drop in "one" made an ex- 
ceedingly Shabby appearance. The 
steamship set lor the second looked 
better. 

Pretty much all the "easy" num- 
hers. such as "Apple P.los-som Time" 
and "Feather Your Nest" went to 
Miss Sherley, which was proper, 
.dnce she is a player of goodly pro- 
portions, while the other two prin- 
cipal members are smaller in stat- 
ure, given to tights and snappy 
dancers. For this reason their 
numbers run 
And tho little 

their assignment in llrst-class style 
They have several dress designs of 
the most attractive kind, notably 
one of tights . ith a bewildering 
fluttering of ribbons to take off the 
• xtrernc display of the fleshings. 
Another good design was that of 
green and gold worn by Miss Os- 
good. 



A plan to abolish the New York 
State Boxing Commission and sub- 
stitute a new sports commission 
which will control baseball, borne 
racing and boxing Is being consid- 
ered by the legislative leaders at 
Albany. If the plan goes through 

the principals and promoters of 
boxing will be heavily taxed, as will 
Sunday baseball. Ever since the 
State lost the twenty million dol- 
lars In liquor taxes It has been cast- 
ing around for others means to meet 
the steadily mounting deficit, and 
leaders have hit upon sports as a 
likaly source of additional revenue. 
The State now receives 6 per cent, 
of the gate* receipts, as well as In- 
come tax, from some of the promot- 
ers and principals, but this Is eaten 
up by the large overhead necespary 
to operate and enforce the Walker 
Uw. One proposed eon tern plates a 
levy of 25 per cent, on purses of 
$5,000 or over, part to go to the 
State and part to the locality, while 
another would increase the State's 
share of the gate receipts. While 
members of the Commission stats 
that they have no Intention of re- 
signing. It Is a foregono conclusion 
that If boxing is allowed to stand 
the Commission will be controlled 
by the Republicans and not the 
De m o cra ts, ae at present. The $10 
limit set by the Boxing Commission 
has reacted to the advantage of the 
sport up State, wher j it has been 
felt that boxing was being commer- 
cialized. The staging of either the 
Dempsey-Wlllard or the Dempsey- 
Carpentler bout In this State would 
mean the end of boxing. Any pro- 
posal to continue to legalize box- 
ing, however, will meet with stub- 
born opposition from the rural dis- 
tricts, where the churches and re- 
form organizations have sucec-ded 
In working up sentiment agalns;t It. 



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pair get away with 



EMPEROR JONES. 



(Continued from page 16.) 
of Oiide," and Is significant of con- 
tinuity. No better stags device 
could have bet n affected to uphold 
the atmosphere. *'it'j or.'jf 
principal part is enacted by Jasper 
1 lector, a very able performance. 

The production, from setting de- 
Slgned and executed cy Cleon 
ThrOCkmortOll, Is adequate, but it 
is doubtful If the picture of the 
African jungle Is all that It should 
be. The first scene Is done admir- 
alty, and equally well \n tho hold 
of a slavenhlp in scene No. 6. 

it Is not at all Illogical to suppose 
this play Tnsy follow in the root- 
rttepn of "Beyond t he Horizon," 
that Is, If patronage Justifies large 
attendance at the matinees It may 
;»« switched to i regular attraction 



The legality of Sunday basketball 
In New .York City Is to bo tested 
In the courts. Among the players 
summoned in connection with ths 
test case Is John Harry, a member 
of the Plttsfleld team of the New 
York State League and also a mem- 
ber of the Celtics of New York. 
Harry was served with a summons 
to appear before a magistrate to 
answer a charge of violating the 
Sunday observance law. ltabe Ruth 
played In the game In New York 
Sunday night against the Celtics, at 
which time the papers to appear in 
court were served. Ruth only played 
a part of tho game, and although 
he had many chances to score he 
tejs»*4 make- : »y points* Bsbc has 
placed himself under the tutelage 
of IM Thorpe, basketball coach, and 
is determined to become a star at 
the game. 



In the evenings. 
power !■ limited 
e i e rn *» n t . 
The direction 

< ' ••• s Is commend. i Me, 



Imf the drawing 
to the high -brow 

of George ('i.tii 

St-'p. 



Manager John F. Royal of Keith's 
Hippodrome, Cleveland, intend -i 
making the actors make good on 

their statements of go.f playing, 
Royal is not a golf bug, but so many 
actors WhQ play the house luive In- 
formed hirn how mighty the} are 
with the clubs that Royal has bad 
hull! In tho rear ot the theatre an 
exercise space for goUing. with a 
oil!''- ••;••• for Ihe actors to aim at 
wrh the little pellet. That will 
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VARIETY 



Friday. January 14, 1921 



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The new dining room in (ho Ken- 
more Hotel, Albany, has just been 
completed. It has been in the 
course of construction three years 
and represents an outlay of $100,000. 
it was originally planned to have a 
cabaret, but with the advent of pro- 
hibition the idea was dropped 
'^ately. however, Robert P. Murphy, 
proprietor, decided to revert to his 
fi-rmcr plan and install a cabaret. 
Two performances will be given 
every evening:. It will l/c the only 
cabaret in Albany. 



Paul Salvain and Jimmy Thomp- 
son are adding one to their list of 
cabaret -restaurants. The new one 
will be on Fifth avenue, near 50th 
street. It obstensibly will be under 
the direction of a society man. The 
place is to open within a month. 
Paul Whtteman will lead the or- 
chestra there, but the original 
Whiteman combination will remain 
at the Palais Royal. Whiteman 
forming a new band. He will con- 
duct both, at diflerent hours. 



Prohibition! Four saloons re- 
opened last week In one section of 
Brooklyn. Prohibition— a n d bo 
license fee. 



New York 8tate loses bet een 
$15,000,000 and $20,000,000 annually 
In liquor revenue through the Pro- 
hibition amendment.There Is more 
liquor now sold In the str.ro than 
ever before and the liqu • sellers are 
making more profit than ever be- 
fore. 



If tho prohibition agents watched 
for liquor as much as they watch 
each other, they might catch some- 
thing. 



Liquor is bringing three times as 
much retail on the Pacific Coast as 
it is on the Atlantic seaboard, re- 
tail Scotch out there costs $28 or 
$30 a bottle in case lots. "ist, the 
lowest price quoted for Scotch in 
months has been $82.50 a case for 
one of the best standard brands. 
Rye still runs between ' 45 and $60 a 
case, according to what is pur- 
chased. New York Is now full of 
phoney liquor, new stuff, unseasoned 
and dangerous to drink, but bottled 
as though fresh out of bond. 



The liquor permit revelations last 
week tightened up the liquor mar- 
ket, probably temporarily. With 
permits withdrawn, whiskey was 
not flowing in tho quantities it 
previously had been. When the 
prohibition enforcers are through 
tightening up the permit field, they 
can try tightening up the bon ers. As 
the border of the United States in 
its entire dimension isn't over $0.- 
000 miles, that should allow a few 
more political jobs for prospective 
guards. 



Now the reformers a*e commenc- 
ing to say:' If prohlbtion isn't a suc- 
cess ." Won't someone please 

tell them that prohibition has been 
the biggest success the liqujr people 
ever had, besides making one boot- 
legger for every two drinkers, and 
helping any number of liquo hand- 
lers into a big cash currenc. ac- 
count in a safe deposit vault. 



Monday night, Jan. 10, every 
restaurant in New York either 
closed its doors or chased the in- 
habitants homeward at exactly 2 
a. m., due to a tip sent thai police 
headquarters would snipe the dance 
places carrying on after hours. 
Previous to that time most of the 
establishments that harbored music 
capable of inducing those that were 
in to stop out on the floor, were re- 
maining open until at least 2:30 in 
the morn and one or two for many 
hours after that. 

Restaurant men point to the Rev. 
Dr. Straton as responsible for the 
restriction becoming rigidly en- 
forced. I.ast Saturday night, he. 
with a few compatriots belonging 
to New York's ••finest," from the 
OUttlde T,radc th* rounds of .oho 
places suspected of remaining open 
late, watching tho "stews" stumble 
out and the general disturbance 
caused thereby. 

it was rumored about 4 letters 
had been received last week at 
headquarters, all in tho form of 
complaints against the noise and 
commotion caused by taxi:; pulling 
up and away from the different 
places at around four and five in the 
morning. 

It is not known how long the ban 
will be kept on before the dance es- 
tablishments are permitted to again 
run wild. All that could be 
gathered was that the "wire" had 
'-, r '»no underground to clove at 
until further notice. 

Reisenweber's will have a 
revue commencing Jan. 17 on 
iecor.d floor directly below th-> I" 



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THE MASTERPIECE 

• BYlEVViS. YOUNG ;ird DONALBSO.M 



Words by 
JOB YOUNG and 8AM LKWIS 



ARTIST COPY 

MY MAMMY 



Music- by 
WALTKR DONALDSON 



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Hodernio(stow) 




Kv-7y -thing seems 

We sal start our trsv - els 



mm^m pp pffi 

love - Jy When you start to roam* ' " ' -« 

trav - els Search -Inr for a friend 




for a friend 




lingm* the day that you stray But wait un-t il yon are fur-ther a- way 



The birds are sin^trf ike day that yen stray 

If you are searching down deep Inyoor mind 



yon are iur-iner a- way 
YouUtoowywjoBt Icfttbebeet pal be bind 



■ wont be so live - ly When you're all a - iao V ' * •* 




Things west be *o love - ly 
Af-ter all our trsv -els 



yen'i 
Where do we all wend 

o rati. 




Here's what you 11 keep say "• Ing 
Back borne to our .first love 
Chorus 



When you re far -from bone 
At the jour-neya end 



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4 fi ^^mr5^mf^ims^^^t }l ^ ^W 



The sunshines east the 




sun shines west But lVe just learned Where tbe*Eun 



if ' 1 s^p^pp m^&m 



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my 



My heart st rings are tang-led around AJ-a * bam 







Sor -ry that I made yon wait 

mils i 



a com - in' Hope and pray I m not too late 







P^mmi 



I'd walk a mil - lion mile* for 







one of your smiles my Mam - my r- %r- j try 

Copyright MCMXX by Irving Berlin mo. is87 B'way N.Y.C . 



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- HARRY PEARL. CHICAGO . - H/\RRY PEARSOiy. PHILADELPHIA 



di.se Room. The new show is spon- 
sored by Joe Mann and is being 
produced by Karl Lindsey. both of 

•whom have a piece of It, The east 
comprises five principals. Eight 
girls are in tho choros. It is going 
into the eating establishment on a 
straight salary basis. 



V : A WONDERFUL BALLAD. A MARVELOUS NOVELTY. AND A SENSATIONAL 

'? " . RAG. LEWIS AND YOUNG HAVE WRITTEN A FLOCK OF GREAT DOUBLES 

*fri TO FIT ANY ACT. SEND FOR THE OBLIGATO. IT'S A GEM ' 



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jj ARCHY LLOYD, BOSTON - 

UADDV DrADCAU oljii a r>r-i 'r-.. .. « 



SEE MAX \ 



JOEJACOBSCAI Pj" 
PHIL FURMAMSAf 



t wo 

new 
the 

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Melista Ten Eyck and Max Weily 
returned from Havana last week. 
having danced at the C- sino de la 
I'laya at Mariano for five weeks. 
They will return to the Caaino in 
March, when the raco meetlnr I* 
finished and the season Is over The 
dancers complimented the manage- 
ment for the courteous treatment 
Riven American artists. Their cafe 
checks amounted to 1700. When 
offering to settle the .-ill. they wen 
Informed the charge ia« been can- 
celled urel thai IhfJ were musts of 
the house. 



The Henshaw hotel in Omaha has 
suspended its dally cabaret. It will 
operate in the future only on Satur- 
day nights. Last year with an ice 
rink installed business was J *"gbod 
Other cabarets there are prospering 
despite activities of booze agents. 



It it announced there will be a 
third new pier at Venice. Calif., 
since the big fire of a few weeks 
ago. John Crowley and Meyer 
Cohn. owners of the IMaek Cat Cafe 
in San Francisco; Jerome Bassity. 
politician and capitalist of San 
Francisco, and Fred Henderson, for- 
mer western manager of *he Or- 
pheum Circuit, ire reported to be 
the backers of the enterprise. 



The Bungiow theatre rcdtai ra.i 
Seattle, ,pcned >\-w Vara IZvc, 
with "Buzzing A.-'jund." s revue 
with 12 people. ..mong ;!ie princi- 



pals Is Ann Alcorn, a Coast dancer. 
The place has u, large dance floor 
with a jazz orchestra Clint Wil- 
lard and Frank Hippe are manag- 
ing. • 



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tlon seven years, was put up at auc- 

}}° n n ^i 8 wcek lt bought only $97,- 
000. The biggest items were Metro- 
politan Jockey Club stocks and 
hotels, which brought a total of 
Ij6,607. 



NEWS OF DAILIES. 

(Continued from page ]-».) 

"The Night Cap," a new melodra- 
matic farce written by Max Marcln 

and Ouy Bolton, will be placed in re- 
hearsal soon by Marcin. 



Harry Birch, a news reel camera- 
man, was walloped all ov« r the place 
when he tried to get pictures of Mrs 
Finest Harrington of Danville. Ill . 
who Is on a hunger strike to compel 
her husband to join a church. 



"Bm Tim" Sullivan, his executor 
announced, died a bankrupt. When 
his property, after being In litiga- 



Milwaukee is the latest scene of 
a purity outburst. A beach show 
where two score cabaret girls 
dressed in batbing suits served re- 
freshments was ordered closed, in- 
stead it was clothed. The show is 
going on. the cabaret workers being 
well garbed. 



Calli Curd will be married Satur- 
day at Minneapolis to Homer Sam- 
uels, a young man of that city. 






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Mrs. Arthur S. Hoyt, said to have 
been one of the original Florodora 
girls and known as the "kissless" 
bride, defeated an attempt of her 
70-year-old husband to annul tlK'ir 
marriage at Greenwich, Conn. 




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Friday, January 14, 1921 



VARiETlf 



(INSLOW 

I PITTSBURGH 
SAN FRANCISCO 



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THE "BANG" SONG OF THE YEAR 



BV LF -. S. YOUNG v.ci DONALDSON 



ART1STC0FT 

Don't Take The Bed And The White 



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Words by 
JOE YOUNG and- 
SAM M LEWIS 



Out Of The Flag 

And Leave Us The Blues 



Music by 
WALTER DONALDSON 




Com© on and r*l 
Cling to old glo 



ly a -round the flag 

rjr with all ywir might 



LUiiujJ 




if' JXRj^ ia^ ^g 



no time to. lag 
thing* arc cot right 



-Kill Joys are shout - ing and aUit-ing to brag_ 
Child-renwill quar • rel and wan-gleand fight _ 



The f lagahvayt looked 
The flag nev-er ear - 



mm i t i UJe ^, ifuii^i 1 ''! 



good to me 
ried a stain 



j'n jmjj. 



Thats whylmmak - fug this plea 
That's why Im plead - ing a • gain 



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. Don t take the 
Don't take the 




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go dane-ing and ev • *rjr thing 



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Chick-ens lay their egg* on Sur.-day with out" a fnss 
111 say that the Coh-ena and the Lev -ye- are brig 
loseyoor Sun-day girl be-cxuw you can tki« bcr r\g 



Dont take the RED and P^VrarfiE "l. I I • ■ J ^a 



I*d rath-er be a rooster nowtaan he one of M 
Bc-eaaaethey end their &m -day on a 8at-'ur~day night 
To maker a food lnhyi^a-a km bite her flat -arday night 



ot the flag. 



and juat 



lerve Uf , the BLUKS , ... Dont *take the BLU«B '* * 

Copyright MCMXXI hy Irving Berlin fcfc.t*S7*way N.Y,C. 






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ANOTHER HOvV.YA GONNA KEEP 'EM. DOWN ON THE* F AP.V..V EV THE 
SAiyiE WRITERS. CATCH LINES THAT MAKE THEM SCREAM. WEDDED 
TO A WONDERFUL SWING. . .. 






Inc. 



FRANK FOSS.-BALTIMORE 
CHAS. CORDRAY. MINNEAPOLIS 



1587 BROADWAY 
NEW YORK j 

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JOHNNY FINK, DETROIT 
CLIFF BURNS. CINCINNATI 



From London comes the definite 
announcement that Edith Day has 
quit "Irene" again. She left the 
show Monday night, It is said, and 
thifjtiinc will remain out perma- 
nently. 



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The Association Against the Pro- 
hibition Amendment, which includes 
among its memhrs David Bispham 
Augustus Thomas. Silvio Heln. Mrs. 
Minnie Maddern Fiske, Harrison 
Grey Fiske and Irvin Cobb. Is mak- 
ing a drive for a million members 
to fight for the repeal of the Vol- 
stead amendment, in this connec- 
tion Governor Edwards of New Jer- 
«y made a spirited attack upon the 
amendment and warned against blue 
Jaws in his message to the State 
Legislature Tuesday. 



Arthur Hammerstein announces 
"Blossom Time." an operetta by 
Otto Harbach and Rudolf Frimi. for 
production. Elsie Adler will head 
the cast. 



"Jimmic' 
next week. 



will take to the road 



Knox Orde, English actor, will be 
in "In the Night Watch." He played 
in the original Ix)ndon cast. 



Cra'-e George will present several 
pj*ya at the Playhouse in February 
Th e New Morality," by Harold 
• hapin. being announced as the 
first. 



The Metropolitan opera house 
joined the "special matinee" list last 
Monday by presenting "Fogliacci" 
and "L'Oraeo'.o." 



Ed Wynn has been placed under 
a long-term contract by A. L. 
Erlanger. 



Zion -ity is being indigocd to 
death by its "Overseer," Mr. Voliva. 
ills latest ukase provides for con- 
fiscation and burning of all jazz 
phonograph records and "mosquito 
bar" waists; prohibition of Sunday 
taxicab service except for church 
trips, and "utmost propriety" in 
wedding gown styles. 



"Cognac," a 4-act comedy drama 
by David Arnold Balch, will be 
tried out by the Shubcrts in Stum- 
ford. Conn.. Jan. 21. 



Leonora Hughes. American danc- 
ing partner of Maurice, broke in:n 
print at Ni.-e, France. by prome- 
nading fit the fashionable hour 
with baby lamb trotting at hn 
heels. 



Court attaches at New City. N. 
Y., Are all upset because Eleanor 
Oranville has not applied for a final 
decree of divorce from Bernard 
Oranville. Granted an interlocu- 
tory decree, Sept. 27. last, she could 
have had it made final by applica- 
tion Dec. 27. 



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Agnes Roatkovaka, a atw member 
of the HlpiKHlrome ballet, is . id to 
have served with the women's 
Battalion of Death in Russia during 
the war. 



Marcus Locw has inaugurated a 
new policy on the American Roof 
by adding a fiat lire film to the reg- 
ular vaudeville bill. Heretofore tho 
film has been shown only in the the- 
atre downstairs. 



"Romance," with Doris Keane in 
her or. inal role, will be revive. In 
New York within a few weeks by 
Arthur Hopkins. The company is 
rehearsing. 

Robert J Coady, artist, editor and 
critic, who gained attention by his 
vlcioisa ajfrlavottti -upon. /ttt.rfcsft. .and. 
other modern art styles which he 
branded "faking" schools, died in 
Brooklyn Jan. 8 as the resu.~ of 
overwork. He waa 45 years old. 

Jules D. Cowles. a picture 
"heavy." and Mrs. Lav ilia Ruth 
Seibert, an actress, were married in 
New York Jan. 7. Both stated In 
their marriage license application 
that they had been divorc L Mrs, 
Seibert having obtained her decree 
Jan. 7, 1920, in Akron. Ohio. 



Members of the executive and 
mechanical staffs of the Chic go 
Grand Opera Company have arrived 
In New York to prepare for the 
opening of the company's six -weeks* 
season at Hammeratein's Opera 
House, beginning Jan. 24. Tary 
Garden and Lucien Muratvre will 
be heard twice during the first 



Now it's the osteopaths wh-j aro 
Volsteading. They have prepared a 
bill for submission to che Illinois 
Legislature prohibiting manufac- 
ture, sale or use of high heels." 

"The Girl of the Golden West" 
was halted in the Milan opera 
house recently when the major part 
of the audience organized i b 

protest against the women In the 
boxes because of their low-cut 
gowns. They forced the scantily 
clad ones to retire or muffle their 
exposed flesh. 



Frank W. Wodlworth. man 

who made the nickel and lme 
famous, left a fortune of ; '0,791,004. 
That's 61D.820.080 nickels. Debts 
and State taxes cut the o.iginal 
down to $27,205,283. 



Oscar Awlif, English producer* 
will arrive in New York Jan. 22. 



The Klaw theatre, In West 45th 
street, first of four new houses pro* 
Jected by Marc Klaw, will open 
about Feb. 15. The house will seat 
820. 



Mike O'Dowd, former' middle- 
weight champion, walloped a Brook- 
lyn policeman the other night, then 
apologized and went to the police 
station with him. The cop shook 
hands with him in court and f - 
gave him, but Mike was forced to 
put up $1,000 bail pending a hearing. 



Enrico Caruso, his doctors an- 
nounce, is convalescent at the Van- 
derbilt Hotel. 



The New York World aided In ob- 
taining the conviction in a New 
York court of Nathan Llpson, an 
electrician, who was accused of put- 
ting a misleading advertisement In 
the paper. He had advertised for 
young men and boys to work in pic- 
tures and was collecting $2.50 each 
from 750 candidates when some be- 
came suspicious and threatened to 
mob hi: . This is believed *o be the 
first conviction under the new law 
making it a crime to gtva false in- 
formation or advertisements to a 
publication in New York Slate. 



Southern France. The man. a for- 
mer monk, was accused of swin- 
dling, but when the police went to 
arrest hinr the villagers chased 
them. Not jnly has thj ex-monk 
enriched himself, but he has made 
bis village a Mecca and its inhabi- 
tants prospeitWsT"" The" villagers 
are planning to erect a monument 
to him. 



"Have a drink," supplemented by 
a waving flask, stopped the show in 
the Oreenpoint, Brooklyn, and 
landed a Long Islander in the work- 
house for 60 days. He was moved 
to his action by the prohibition gags 
one of the acts was using at the 
time. 



M. Charpentier, presid »nt of the 
French Academy of Fine Arts, and 
composer of the opera "Louise," 
will be honored by he Opera 
Comlque, Paris, when his work is 
presented Jan. 17. This will be the 
500th performance of "Louise" at 
the house since Its premiere. Feb. 
2. ?f* n « 



Ellen Terry, now 72, is playing 
every evening in "Everyman" at a 
little theatre outride Hempstead, 
Kng., conducted by a theatre guild. 
e] spends most of her daylight 
!oim»b in bed. 




George B. Kaufman (G. S. K. of 
tho N. Y. Times), with Marc Con- 
nelly, has written a comedy called 
"Dulcy." It will be presented .n 
Chicago Feb. 20 by George C. Tyler 
and H. II. Frazee. with Lynn Fon- 
taine in the leading role. 



A "Miracle Man." whose fume 
■eeme no less than that of his 
screen prototype, is Ju«t now the 
subject of a near civil war in 



James G. Scripps eon of the 
founder of the Scripps-Mcliae 
League of newspapers and the 
United Press died at his home iu 
Miramar, m\\r San Diego. Cal., .Ian. 
l i. Ho was $4 years old ind the 
managing director of the Scripps 
papers, Newspaper Enterprise As- 
H'«eh>fion and itllrd news or^ini- 

. 'flS. 



Gilbert K. Chesterton. England's 
pet satirist, arrived in New York 
Jan. 10 to begin a lecture tour. He 
came down the gangplank voicing 
his disapproval of prohibition, said 
it was a species of slavery, and . 
dieted It would not be ermanent. 
He also deeiared it would be absurd 
for any man to go to his grave with- 
out seeing America, and that he 
will be content to die after ho sees 
Chicago. 



The youngest pianist \ record, a 
little Bpanist) girl ?o month old, 
gave i concert in Madrid t week 
which was attended by the leading 
musicians and musical critics of the 
Spanish capital, The ehlld, Scnorlta 
Carl It os Kusrrow, Is declared a 
prodigy by the experts. 






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V A RIEJY 



frljlqy, January \i t 1JJ21 



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1 1 t 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (Jan. 17) 



IN VACDEV1LLB THEATRES 

week with Monday matinee. 



wLoa nut otherwise 



(AN hf uses open for the 
Indicated.) 

The bull h°if»w are grouped In division!, according to the booking offices they 
ara supplied fiem. 

The n.annei in which those Mils ara printed doea not denote tha relative 
Importance of ecte nor their program positions. 

•Before name indicates act t« now doing new turn, or reappearing after 
absence from vaudeville, or appearing iu city where listed for the Orel tune- 



B. F. KEITH | 

Palace Theatre llulldlng. New York City J Page Hack A M 
KEW VOKK C ITY 



Keitii's Palace 
Adelni.it. ft H aajh ea 

Llaa, ArahftUa v> 

Mason ft K<< ■!• r 
Gallagher $t Roily 
Beth Bcrrl Co 
llebt E Keane 
•Burke ft Darken 
Geo KoHtnir 
•Mme Herman. 
•4 Hassons 

Keith-- ITT rr rials 
Margaret Taylor 
•Ryan A- Bronaoa 
6c'n!on Dennos & S 



Una Clayton Co 
Vim eat O'Donnell 
L'ddell e\ Olbeoa 

I >ugan * Raymond 
\: It, A.l. l>u.nbur 
(Two to fill) 

1st half (17 19) 
Mu.pah Sclbinl 
Eddie Fojr Co 

Mir. d Powell Co 

(Othera to fill) 

2d half (!••!!) 
Eary ft Eary 
John O* Malta jr Co 

race llayea Co 
Fddie Foy Co 
(Others to fill) 



RAYMOND BOND 

rr«MBtlnc His Own Corned* Clssele of Stage LIT* 

"STORY-BOOK STUFF" 
Next Week (Jan. 17). Temple, Rochester. 
Tbie Week (Jan. 10), Temple, Detroit. 



BAB Wheeler 
Craig Campbell 
Joe Cook 
Kva Tangusy 
AJex Broe A ■ 

Keith's Koval 
•Cross A Santora 
Lucy Bruch 
Tlghe A Leedum 
Laddie Cliff 
"Reckless Era" 
Alexandria 
Harry Carroll Co 
Itekoma 

Keith's ColonlaJ 
Camilla's Birds 
Bertram A Saxton 
Ethel McDonough 
Burns A Prabito 
Joba B Hymer 
Ernie Ream 
Wra A Q Dooley 
(One to fill) 

Keith's Alhsmhra 
Homer Romaine 
Jed Dooley Co 
Busaian Cathedral 4 
Buszell A Parker 
Juliet 

Sylvia Clark 
••On Fifth Are* 
Tamla Broa 

Mom' Coliseam 
The PIckforde 
Hugh Herbert Co 
Montgomery A A 
Jim Thornton 
*>a Shirley Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Kolan A Nolan 
Combe & Nevlna 
Mr ft Mra J Barry 
T'lsaley ft Ardine 
(Two to fill) 

Keith's Hamilton 

f"»mste.l & Marion 

Ldwin George 

Tratto 

Lramer ft Boyla 

•Byron ft Half 



Proctor's C8th St. 
Will ft Blondy 
Hallen ft Goaa 
•Wanda Ludlow Co 
•That I 

Melville ft Rube 
Corinne Tilton Rev 

2d half 
Frank Mansfield 
Follla Gtrla 
•Dave Ferguson Co 
Dugan ft Raymond 
Willie Solar 
Martin ft Moore 

Proctor'a Md St. 
2d half (1S-1C) 
Roberta ft Boyna 
Ed Eamonde Co 
Jnck Reddy 
Fargo ft Richards 
Wilton Si* 
Bowera W'tera ft C 

1st half (17-19) 
Belle Myers 
L Mortimer Co 
Frank Gaby 
Llbby Sparrow 
(Othera to fill) 

2d half (20-23) 
Carpos Broa 
•"Baby Mine" 
Richard Keane 
(Othera to fill) 

BROOKLYN 

Keith's Buahwick 
The Huntera 
Tula A Richards 
•McCarthy ft 8 
Frank Hurst 
June Milla 
Joa Howard Co 
Bellecialre Broa 
(One to fill) 

Kelth'e Orpheom 

Osborn 3 

Bernard A Garry 

Ka 

C A 

Gertrude Hoffman 

Eric Zardo 

Hermlne Shone Co 



ATLANTA 

Lyric 
( Birmingham 9p:i* » 

1st half 
..Vov:era,,ft Brseoa 
Bernard ft Bcarth 
Frank Conruy Co 
Evans ft Wil-.nu 
Bob ft Tip 

AL'GISTA 

Grand 

(M. ron split) 
IM half 
Sealo 

Adams ft Thomaa 
Girl With Eyes 
Lew Cooper 
Lane & Whilea 

BIRMINGHAM 

Lyrlr 

(Atlanta spin) 
1st half 
Kale ft Indt-tta 
Maxwell 6 
Chubot ft ToriinJ 
2 Carloa 
(One to fill) 

BOf TON 

B. F. Keiths 
Llbonatl 
B Snyder 
Vlnle Daly 
Masters-Kraft Rev 
Wm Eb 9 
Creole Fash Plate 



Adele Oswald 

MelBOfl ft Harrya 
Kranx ft White 
I'ubois 

COI.t Mill I 
K. F. Keiths 

4 ''.'.amy BK-M 

.NMii«.r Reilly 
B l>e HoJlub Co 
Weaver A Weaver 
l.aura plerpont Co 
Margaret Padula 
Oallettl & Kokin 

CHESTER. PA. 

Edgemcnt 
Aaahl Troupe 
;--ii.ii.' Barto 
Far roll Taylor Co 
Saatjey ft Norton 
K'drlcke Belle Isle 

2d half 
Tha Dorans 
su/.an Thonipklna 
Kiddy's Cabaret 
Joaea ft Greenlee 
r.i.b Maximilian 

DAYTON 

B. F. Keith's 

Stanley Boy W'nd'r 
FAR Gordon 
Lydta Barry 
Lane ft Moran 
Santos-Hayes Rev 
The Sterlings 

KASTON, PA. 

Able O. H. 

Piccolo Mldgela 



WE PLACED 

MAY 
BOLEY 



With "THE ROSE GIRL" 

Under Our Exclusive Direction. 



*Mw*«* 



WJ BOavfJFAAY 



m BRVWTMIH-' 



JACKSONVILLE 

Arrwde 

(Savannah split) 
let half 
Poland A DeVrney 
Curtla A Fitzgerald 
Fulton A Burt 
J. linings A Maok 
Stewart A Mercer 

JERSEY CITT,NJ. 

B. F. Keith's 

2d halt (ills) 
Hall A Veaina 
Wilfred Clarke Oo 
Sidney Townley 
Jack Benny 
li Do Serrla Co 
(One to fill) 

1st half (17-11) 
Carpaa Broa 
Wild A 8edalla 
Hal* A lVmfiws, 
(Othera to fill) 

2d half (20-23) 
Pevnro ft Ze mater 
Mamaux ft Rule 
Alfred Powell Co 
(Others to fill) 

JOHNSTOWN 

Maje-tlr 

(Pittsburgh split) 
1st half 



f Ira pa A Girl 
NEWARK. N. J: 



Trennell • 
El Clevo 

Harry Holmaa Co 
Francis Renault 
1 Cbadwlck A Dad 
Kitty Doner Co 
(Othera to All) 

NEW ORLRANi 

I'alaoo 
(Mobile apllt) 
lat hair 
Dlera A Bennett 
Saxton A Faxrell 
"Haunted Violin" 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Roland Travis Co 

NEWPORT NEWS 

— Qiyropte 

Hamilton A B'cher 
S Batrman Glrla 
Geo A Moore 
Clark A Behan 
(One to fill) 
1 2d half 
Sherwin Kelly 
Si>enoer ft Wllams 
Holllday A Willette 
Claudia Coleman 



Alton and Allan 

With ANNETTE KELLERMAN REV LI- 

TOURING QRPHBl'M CIRCUIT 



rnard A Garry 
irl Emmy's Peta 1 
A M Dunbar 



HAL CIJFF 

NEWPORT and STIRK 

ODDS AND ENDS 



Lew Dofckatadef 

C.ua Edwards Rev 
(t)ne to fill) 

Keith's Jefferso* 
Ccn Plaano 

Chung Ilwa 4 
I-'r klyn Charles Co 
Anna Chandler 
Lice ft Ward 
Bobby H.ath Oe 
V'-ra Gordon t'o 
epolll Daaai Ce 
(i>ne to fill) 

Moss* Regent 

Kolan ft Nolnn 
1\r ft Mrs J Barry 
e Dawson Si.i Co 
P.iymo ft Rogera 
3; nrletta DoSerris 
(One to 'ill) 

2d h-.lf 
JTiiirh I{--rf)..rt To 
]>Iontgom'y ft Allen 
Arthur Whltelaw 
L'Muilio Broa 
(Two to fill) 

Mors* Broudway 

Tt l!i» 2 

Marietta'! Mari'tes 
3VI illt-r ft Lyle 
*i ft A Clark 
It'.ivanaugh ft Ev'r't 
(< »thera to fill) 
Keith's If O. IL 
2d half (13-1C) 
F arl All^n Co 
•('.rare Hayes Co 
Lrookes ft Power! 
Kavanaugh ft hi 
(Two to till) 

1st half (17-lt) 
•Jessie Fr.inka 
•'Batty Mine" 



Udell A Gibson 
Hadjah 

Moaa* Flat hi i -h 
Van Cleve ft Pete 
The Letghtons 
O'Donnell ft Blair 
H A E Sharrock 
Margaret Young 
The Maglcys 

Keith's (iwn point 

Jd half (13-lt>> 
Trennell t 
Trene Meyers 
Frank Melville Co 
Anson ft D'uuhters 
Shriner ft F'zs'm'a 
(Two *o fill) 

1st hulf (17-19) 
The Rlos 

Brooks ft Powera 
(Othera to fill) 

2d half (20-211 
Hall ft Venlna 
Fred Whit»hou.«* 
Powera W'ters ft C 
(Othera to fill) 

Kelth'e Prospect 

2d half (13-lti) 
Fddle Foy Co 
Rudell ft Dunlgan 
I.aFrance ft iL'nedjr 
The Bloa 
(Two to fill) 

1st half (1T-1?) 
Grace Hayes Co 
•F X Bushman Co 
Bowera W'ters ft C 
(Othera to fill) 

2d half (20-21) 
Dooloy ft Rugel 
Brooke A Powera 
II De Serrls Co 
(Othera to fill) 



The Duttona 
(Two to fill) 

BUFFALO 

Shea'e 

Unusual 1 
Brent Hayes 
Earl Yates Co 
Headers ft Miilis 
Mabel Berra 
"Little Cottage" 
Brown A O'D n«U 
The Rials 

CHARLESTON 

Victory , 
(Columbia split) 

lat half 
I.adora A Beekman 
Walsh A Vincent 
H Harrington Co 
Francis & Kennedy 
Bert Wheeler Co 

CHARLOTTE 

Academy 

(Greensboro split; 

1st half 
Van Cellos 
Dorothy Wahl 
McCart ft Bradford 
Wright ft Dietrich 
Anderson ft Yvcl 

L11A1TANOOGA 

Rlalto 

(Knoxville split) 
1st half 
Bud Lorraine 
Rich A Lcnore 



^Nelson ft Bailey 
Lew Welch Co 
Klklns Fay A ■ 
Pollys Pearla 
2d half 
Pordick ft DeVcre 
Buddy Walker 
M McCarthy Co 
J.an Granese 
Toonervllle Tooters 

GRAND BAPIDS 

Etnpresa 

Flying Weavers 
Bd Morton 
B Abbott ft Girls 
Billy Arlington Co 
C.'^rtrude Vaderhllt 
Jsephon'e Icel'ders 
rOne to fill) 

ORE'NSBOROJs.C. 

Grand 

(Charlotte split) 
1st half 
Cello 

I.ehr ft Bell 
| "Night In Hawaii" 
Sampson ft D'uglas 
Australia Carps 

HAMILTON, CAN. 

Lyric 

Louise ft Mitchell 
Gus Bonn 
Mcintosh ft Maida 
I/anteR Co 
Diamond ft Br' nan 
Hall Shapiro 



Perea ft M'rguerlte 
GAL Gard-n 
Geo Damarel Co 
Sehrlner A F'ra'm's 
Oeaare A Gold 

KNOXVILLE 

Bijou 

(t'hattanooga split) 

1st half 
Wolf A Evans 
Fashions De Vogue 
Curtle ft Dunn Sis 
"Jazzology" 
(One to fill) 

LANCASTER. PA. 

Colonial 

Rollo ft Molray 
Corinne A Williams 
Will Oakland 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Jean ft Vsljran 
Mack ft Dean 
Fred Elliott 
Farrell Taylor Co 

LOI ISVILLE 

.Mary Anderson 

Hughes Musical 2 
Billy Glnson 
Nash ft O'Ponnell 
Coogan ft Casey 
"Flashes" 

Patricoia ft Mason 
Ara Sis 
rone to fill) 

Kelth'e National 

(Nashville split) 
1st half 
McDonald 1 
Reiff Bros 
Melodious Ca 
Taylor H'ward ft T 
Vim Beauty ft H 

MACON 

Grand 

♦(Augusta split) 

1st half 
Vargot ft Francois 



"Ysrhting" 

NORFOLK 

Aeadrmy 
(Richmond split) 

1st half 
K»*rr ft Ensign 
Leroy ft Lyton Co 
Big City 4 
Petit Troupe 

OTTAWA. CAN. 

Pomln.oii 
Bert Melrcse 
DePsge Yorkoff S is 
Wm St James l\» 
Colly Kay 
L ft O Archir 
Chas L Flet.her 
Wyatt'e Lads ft I. 
Evans A Peres! 
P1I1LAOEI Pill \ 

4<irurd 
R. ddington K (J 
Fer.wiek Girls 
Taxle 

Fred Elliott 
•'•Bits of Hit*" 

I I half 
Helen Primrose 

Asahi Troupe 
(Othera to tun 

Keystone 

Prof Peak 
Amunda Qllbn li < < 
\V m Mi iixon i'o 
Ma. k ft t.ane 
"Pear!s of Pel, in' 

Wm. Penn 
Oatlett'a Monk. •. i 
Suzan ThOmpkiaf 
Jones ft Qreei 
Larry Itarklna- 

2d half 
Red'ngton «<• Ortihi 
Bobby Folsora 
Creadon ft Davis 
"Ladies of Ju: y 

PITTSItl Rl.ll 

Sheritlan Sq. 

(Johnstown spin > 



SYRVCISE 
B. F. Keltto'a 
Sylvia Loyal 
Vincent O'Donnell 
■ A B Conrad 
Mrs Gene Hughes 
Bensee A Balrd 
Rlgga A Wltchlo 
Adama A Griffith 
Choy Ling lies Tr 

6HAMOKIN, PA. 

Grand O. IL 
I Bohemiana 
Nippon S 
Creadon A Da via 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Rollo A Moiroy 
Clara Howard 
H'dricka Belle Isle 
(One to fill) 

yilF.VDOAIL . PA. 

Strand 

The Dorlana 
Clara Howard 
Capt Belts' Seala 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Frank Juhnz Co 
Cun'hiim ft Bennett 
The Nikkos 
(One to fill) 

TOLEDO 

B. F. Keith's 
Cnas MeGood t'o 
Van Bros 

Srhiti's Maaiktaa 

Ciecollnl 

l'ronson ft B' Id win 
Pearson N'port ft P 
Rlaltos Look 

TORONTO 

Shea's 

Frank Shields 
Frawley & I.o;ilse 
Mary Marble O, 
A ft p Btedmaa 
May Wirth Co 
Sydney ('.ran' 
(lortlun ft F rJ 
Jordan Girls 



Frank Mullane 
Bobby McLean Oo 
(Two to fill) 

2d BAlf 

Major J Allan 
"Saapohota" 
Sharkey Both A W 
(Three to till) 

WASHINGTON 

B. F. Keith's 
A A ■ Frabello 
Bd B Ford 
Dooley A Storey 
Mme Besson Oo 
Q Moore Go 
Patricoia 
Kitamura Broe 
(One to fill) 

WILMINGTON 

Bocketador 

Jean A Eltee 
Corrlne Arbuckle 
WayhW Marshall '3 
Buss A Leddy Co 
Ben Smith 
f'ouglas Family 
VTIson ft Kelly 
Shelvey Broe 

YORK. PA. 

Open* Honsa 
Aloha ft Girlie 
A ft L Bell 

Marie Russell 
"Doll House'* 
(One tO lill> 

I'd half 
The Phllmers 
La France ft K'nedy 
If Smith Co 

C Naxgare Co 

Ft no Fables ft W 

YOINGSTOWN 

H ; PlH»iInime 

Ctoarai Seal 

ll"h S on ft Beatty 
"i'ed^strinn.vni" 
V tiler ft Mack 

Lee Kids 

Tonev ft Norman 

Lucas ft laoa 

YONKERS, N. Y. 



Can Offer Novelty, Singing or 

Dancing Acts Four to Six 

Weeks in Chicago. 



E 






1312 Masonic Temple 



BENNY BARTOf 

With Harry Weber's 'Viol-Inn" 

Next **/eek (Jan. 17), Empress, 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 



FRED and DAISY 

RIAL 

"A ring'flirTation'* 

This Wk Jan. 10, Temple. Rochester, N.Y. 



\ ALKNTINK VOX 

Or'sinator (<r Singing tn Twti Volcea 
Slmaltaaeouat? 



Joaephtae l>avis Co 
(Othera to fill) 

Sd hnlf C0-S3) 
I.ibby ft Sj>r rrow 
• Wild ft Bedalbe 
(. dhera to (ill) 

l'rvf-tnr'a l'!.*»tli St. 

L'd h:ilf (13-16) 

Jack Cohway Co 
It ft i: Deaa 
•J '.i • i\ 1 1 lies 
(TWO to fill) 

1st hnlf (17-19) 
TteVarro ft SSomatar 
iMuni.n (>» 
j »•; .1 ivaufm'ia 
J ft I Mnrlya 
|Twn to fill) 

2d h«lf (10-2t) 
farker ;t 

Matty lee Llp'rd Co 
t. rlont Tilton Rev 
(Tae to fill) 
1'roctor'a ftth Ave. 

2d half (11 If) 
La Fgaasi i^SS 



ALLENTOWN, PA. 

Orphenna 

Pcdrick A DtVera 
Buddy Walker 
M McCarthy Ce 
Jean Grancao 
Toouervilie Tooters 

2d half 
Piccolo Midgeta 
Nelson ft BalleF 
I.ew Welch Co 
Elklns Fay ft ■ 
I'olly'a Pearla 

ALTOONA, PA. 
Orpheuna 

Rd Bella Duo 

Marie Sparrow 
Hal Johr.pon Co 
Boyde & King 
Ming Toy 

Id hnlf 
Commodore Tom 
Stevens ft BrutoU i 
"For Pit. 'a Sake" 
Caisua A VVi.Uid 



Fred Powers Rev 
Mason A Gwynne 
Monahan Co 

CINCINNATI 

II. F. Kelth'e 

Lovonberg Sis ft N 
Mr A Mrs Nor cross 
Harry J. Couley Co 
Jack Joyce 
Clara Morton 
4 Mortons 
Mary Haines 
Kluting's Anlmnls 

Keith's Palate 
R Keller A Chums 
Elvira Sis 
B ft P Va!»nMn« 
Mlie Theo ft B>diee 
Holmes ft Boliia 
Nevlns A Mack 
Wllhot Troupe 

CLEVF.I.AND 

Klppoflromo 

Camllle 3 

i-^xy A O'Connor 
McFarland Sis 
Bddle Foyer 
Valerie BergTn Co 
Wood ft Wyde 
Franklin A Grocn 
Joe Barcy 
B(.nd> r A nerr 

COLtMBIA 

II. F Kelth'e 

(Charleston split) 

let half 
Cleo A Thomaa 



7 Honey Boys 
MCRae ft Clegg 

HARRISP.I KG 

Majeetle 

Commodore Tom 
St-vens ft Brunette 
"For Pitys Sake" 
Carson A Wlllard 
Pago Hack ft M 

2d half 
Rd Zella Duo 
Marie Sparrow 
II Johnson Co 
Boyd ft King 
Ming Toy 

HAZELTON, PA. 

Pe^ley 

Frank Juhaz Co 
Mack A Deaa 
The Nikkos 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
3 Bohemians 
Ccrinne ft Williams 
Will Oakland 
Capt Betta' 8ea1a 

INDI \NAPOLIS 

II. F. Keith's 

P O- orge 

Bn brock A Dolly 
Bojree Coombo co 
Flo Roberts Co 
I .win ft Howland 
Sammy Weston Co 

Mei ictea 

Jforlick ft S'r'mpaa 



DONALD K 



II \/ I.I. 



ROBERTS and BOYNE 

"THAT'S ALT. RIGHT" 
▲sk 1L1L VI \t h. 



Monro* ft May 
Howard-Fields Co 
Bai Springford 
Lambs Maniklna 

MOIII LB 

Lyrlo 

W. Orleans split) 

1st half 
Mildred Parker 
Rhoda A Cr'mpton 
Kimberly-Page Co 
Willing B'tley A W 
Mile Rhea Co 

MONTGOMERY 

Grand 

Dave Johnson 
Cramer ft Travta 
"Man Hunt" 
Alexander A R 
Bceman A Graee 

td half 
MAP Miller 
Weser A Reser 
Lee White Co 
Helen Staples 
n 6 Bano A Pike 

MONTREAL 

Princess 

(Sunday opening) 
Zeno Moll A Carr 
Tony 

Ptevena A Holllster 
Werner A Amoroa 
Le Orohs 
Alice Lloyd 
Hllnore A W'liama 
Daly A Berlovr 

St Denis 

(Sunday opening) 
Allanson 
I'lnn«ll A Tyson 
"l^arabon A Groha 
(Two to fill) 

M T.VERNON. N.T. 

Prector*e 
Sd half (11-111 

•Irene Franklin Co 

Frank Gaby 

(Others to flit) 
1st half (17*11) 

•Lew Cody 

Eary A Eary 

M Uppard Oa 

(Others to fllll 
2d half (1* 1* 

The Rloe 

Wilton Sis 

•F X Bushmaa Oo 

(Others to fill) 

NASIIVII IJB 

Princess 

(T-oulevllle Split) 
lat half 
Cordlnl 

Lee A LewrenoO 
Howard ft White 
' 4 of La" 



lat half 
Lew Hofma i\ 
Brown & Jackson 
Klla Conns to Ion 

llealy ivtri & s 

Happy Hurrlson Co 

PROVIBKNCF. 

K. F. A (bee 
LAB Dteyer 

Derval & Bymonda 
Fred Lindsay Cs 
Senator Murphy 
Will J Ward Co 
T Friganza 
Kramer ft Boyle 
(One to fill) 

QCF.BEC. CAN. 

Auditorium 
Roeder ft Dean 
Demarest A Doll 
Elaine Sis ft Hurd 
Valentl Bros 
Sutter A Dell 

READING, PA. 

MaJet.Ho 
The Phllm-rs 
LaFrance ft K'nnfly 
Howard Smith Co 
Nazcaro ft Girls 
Keno Fables ft W 

2d half 
AToha A Olrlle 
A A L Bell 
Marie RussaM 
"Doll Hoass" 
(One to f 1 1 i > 

RICHMOND 

Lyric 

(Norfolk split) 
1st half 

F"->nV Browne 

Keens A. Wiillanil 
Sebastian ft M Sis 
Wilson Broa 
(One to fill) 

ROANOKE 

Ronnoko 
Max Holden 
Holliday A Willettt 
"Yachting" 
Claudia Coleman 
bherwln Kelly 
2d half 
CMve De Covesy 
I Batoman Glrla 
L Mortimer Co 
Dawaon L'gar A C 
La Bilge 2 

BAVANN\II 

Bijoa 

(Jacksonville aplit) 

1st half 
Herberts Beeion 
Reed A Clifton 
Torn Brown Co 
Manning A Hall 
The Kay. »li;es 



Hlppodraaae 
.1 A H » » Honne I 

l.i.UlSf Henilrrsol 
Suit.- I ♦'. • 

i urman ft n i>m 
i- • nnedy .< li ■ i: . 
t. r.u d's Monies 

ITKA 
I <> !«• n1i* I 

I! ,ui p.. Bros 
*'anley & Lee 

P.di « 

Bitr.x.i i'op.i 

Pkaaa 

i .■ r.-' ite J- .!•.•■ . '•• 
t'n.'.-t.r ft .M;--n 
A] Raymond 
H ft T I. in mii r.> 
(< -n" to f1!!> 
2d half 
Moras Sis 
I. iu'h A O' Moors 

Trov.i llo 

Dnrrell'a Rmue 
(One to fi!l> 

Poll's 
The Bilvaa 
Meyera <v Luk. r 

Mull^r ft St.inley 
MfH'ool ft Glides 
K ;lti> -s B in<l 

2d ha if 
Mabel Fonda ^ 
Wright ft Anderson 
Archer ft Bel ford 



Proctor** 

Rosins i 'as>o|| i i '.> 
sis ins ua S Rul. 

I Mii;.in ft Ray niOlHl 

W || '. • Si.!. ii 
:\rt Barl > - .» 
_d hall 

' hi P el fur.N 

Harry L Maatin 
> i!iy ft Knughion 
Melville ft Rule 
C.allvttl's Moii v 

reuit 

Pulare 

Mabel FoiUla I . 

! .< r v N.ii.'e 

Arch, r ft Relford 

i' irk ft Verdi 

i. nek of a To era" 
LM half 

Ti nv ft li-or^ 

Meyera ft Lvjcer 
Mill r ft Bta nlfejf 
\i Raymond 
Klltlca Band 

SCRANTON 

Poll's 

(Wlikes*Barre 

spin > 
1st half 
Elliott ft W< st 
Amoroa ft Jeanetta 

tlr.-at Howard 
Peggy Brooks 
SOI Yet Marie" 



BOH RENE! 

ROBISON and PIERCE 

"NO MORE SALOONS" 
Direction, ERNIE YOUNG 



Mack A 
Bubbles 



Stanton 



HARTFORD 

Cnpitol 
Stanley ft VYilherl 
T ft C Britton 
4 Jacks & Qseea 
l»unbar ft Turner 
"Bubbles" 

M half 
Tho Silvas 
Dunham ft O M 
' Luck of a Tot. m 
Clark A Verdi 
Maxine Dancers 

Palace 

Marvelle ft May 
Frank Mark ley 
Tony & Georgo 
"Oh That Metod) " 
(T*ro to fit] , 

td half 
Reck ft Reck tor 
Chester ft Allen 
Leonard ft Witney 
Hilton ft Norton 
Gerner HePne ft R 
(One to fill) 

NEW HAVEN 

nijou 

R*ck A Recktor 
Mumford A Itanley 
Trovallo 
Mack A Ptarto'n 
Barren's Rev 
2d half 
Marvlie & a » a y 

Frank Markley 
"Oh That Melody" 
(Two to fill) 



Hilton A Norton 
Bill Genevieve A W 
(One to fill) 
Id half 
TAG Britton 
Lambert A Phillips 
McCool A Oildea 
Reynolda I 
(One to fill) 
Plaam 
Jane A Miller 



Wright A A'deraou 
Leonard A Whltn'r 
Leigh A O Moore 
Oerner Helena A B 

Id halt 

The Ardolts 
Hslene Collne Oa 
Mumford A St'nlay 
HAT Llntea Co 
(One to fill) 



BOSTON B. F. KEITH 

VandevtUo Exchange, Boston 



BOSTON 

* Boston 

Evelyn D-iLyon Co 
Millard A Martin 
Robert A Robert 
Rappl 
"Pinkie" 

Gordon's Olympin 
.(SiojJ.ay, Jwuajntft 
Ben Hernia 
McGrath ft Heeds 
The Cameron* 
(Two to ill 1 » 

Gordon's Olympia 

(Washington Si.) 
Martha Pryor Co 
Oliver Smith Co 
Kilner ft P.av.y 



Pieroo A Goff 
Cant well A Walker 
Havermann'a Anl 

2d half 
Harry White 
Mason A Cole 
Havenuan'a Anl 
(Two to fill) 

ISlIWIMTONv WErf • 
Music Hall 

Mack ft ONell 
Jack Najon 
•Fad and Fancy" 
Gall! Troupe 
tone to i.li) 

2d half 
Ma reel le ft N.-lsoa 



HARRY J. CONLEY 

With NAOMI i:ai 
"RICE AND OLD SHOES" 

IhU Wk (Jan. 10). Keith'*. liidUintpolK 
Noat Week (.Lin. 17 >. Keith'H. Da>tun. 



II u r i o 

(One io mi » 
mux: tn. HA#*. 

S i rj m I 
Kersklnd 
Motion ft H- :in 
(jnixej 4 
Prlnc*** \\'.t»! i.< i K:» 

:M ha'f 
Wright A K;»rl 

< 'hrial le ft llennel I 
Prinoess \\'n'ii.''' i>4 
Preseler a - Bia r 
Martin ft Moore 

CAMBRMM1K 

t'linlnu's Cent. S«j. 
i .,-■- • ,, ,v |.; .|-i 

Raymond Se'iii'in 
I • r 1 .-r Bros 
(Two tn II » 

• .1 i .. f 
ice Ml Mo.'-r 
William ! alien 

I ' r i". >• ,V I ,i ^ |.ir 

iT'.vo to 111) 

I IT( Ulll RG 

Colonial 

a" i }\ :i Sis 

.\, ;ii-.-i!t *•• A '.> > • i- 
"K* ■ p ■>■ Bud Hi . ' 
. < irte 

Vlp Yip A . ph. j nk i i .- 
?.l half 

To i'i V •■; 

!• >rce ,v «'•■•' 
I , . • -. | 1 1 . • 

< :•- r| ft K«i . i i> 
TI •• >' - '< ». ' * 

H \\ ER1II1 L 

Colonial 

^ !<< ii. .»•• ft lira nl 
Si n.a Mi iiiii < o 

p.- rti - i'.-i - 

ihan ft-r - 
>'. v ' i ' n v I '...•-. s 

•M I, 
I • ii - St on i *o 

I . • .- LnVar « I • 

« : .1 Ig »<■ ii... ,.f| h 
• n t ;*.. * ■ •.< 



BPRING1 I ELD 

I'alace 

The Adroits 
Helena Co line* Co 
M Taliaferro Co 
Lambert ft- Philips 

Reynolds .1 

2d half 
3 RIanos 

Shapiro ft Jordoa 
t'nee ITpon a Titn» 
It ft W Gorman 
I ill Oenevleve ft W 

WATERIH RY 

Poll's 

Morse Sis 
Dunham ft O'M 

? RIanos 

B ft K Gorman 

Maalne Dancers 

Jd h.iif 

Stanley ft wiib'rt 
I >oney Naca 
m Tallaforre Co 
Dunbar ft Turner 
t j.k ks ft Qtaeea 

WILKESRARKE 

Poll's 

(Scranton split) 
1ft half 
Maurice ft Girlie 
Mack ft Reading 
M ibel Burke Co 

Prancle ft Hume 
J C Ma-k Ce 

WO R( ESTER 

Poli's 
Shapiro & Jordan 
Once Cpon a Time 



EARL GIRDELLER 

BOOKING EVERYWHERE ' 
HOME OF QI'K'K RESULTS 
!«•« MASONIC TEMPLE. < UK AGO 
Phone R/indolnh 3160 



H.irry Wat kins 
I ii ■ >i> a- A lie g 
(Two to till) 

MANCHESTER 

I'rt litre 
Cold ft Edwards 
.V;i ( ;.i N'orrine 
'i ii > • rs Douglas Co 
*■ , >.«>n ft » 'ole 
The s>>< backs 

Sd hair 
M ^^ hitman ft Boys 
Drlsko v Earl 
(«< inngwtdl ft w 

'^•1 V \- I 
B lli.W Trio 

NEM BEHIORD 

l.ordou'* Olj nipia 
l • . vis a* Pell* 
Pi. ~. !■ r £ K'aiwf 
Mnnan X Mnyo 
\\ iiHatn ft Hallen 
t r :» ..-I- ft Lawlor 
•-.1 liwt 

M.i:..n A Rcnn 
i >. n-.n •■ a r..i rry 
1! i:r\ Antrim 
\> < • Cinre f, Hir's 

i !.■■• to ei i 

> I \\ FORT. R. I. 

<M»iMu lioii»e 

•\ i ■ 'lit ft Barl 
Mitchell pros 

: •■ i.ny ft Barry 

i.. • :••.- Anti •'.. 
\N «j i .'.- \ Qtl « 

Id half 
*»i \ ,oi.m "s )•* nnily 

IL- n ft '■" 

. li'uari ft Mii.no 
1 ■ :i\ Eg ft R'ile 
a-::.< tn mil 

f M.EM. MASSk 

In |»ire 

> r .v Holtsv •• ih 

I ..-\. ..- I .a \ ar a. 1» 
.i >'> n T Ra> » o 
\\ i.l Mahone> 
iin'n Alliaaiora 



EDDIE VOGT 






HEAI>LININta 

Next Week (Ian. Id). Majetitic. lhillaa. 



ton J *"cl| Tr 

IB REM E. M \^>. 

I mpire 

To! • Muraft 
l.< itingwell ft \V 



2d half 

Dave ft I . i : ' ; :t n 
Son a M< ft 'ff Ce 

'Ira vers Douglas Co 

. art well .v \> alker 

Bi i::.mi i Bros 



Buildi 



EUM CIRCUIT 

ing, New York City 

DPS MOINES 

Orphcum 
"Varieties of 1921* 



Palsies Theatre 

CHICAGO 
Majestic 

l [u rry Fox ' 'o 
A Fried land Co 

I 'a rr \'\\ ins 

Bert Baker <'o 
Bob li;.!. 

W. Ich Mealy ft M 
Robbie Oord«we 
ll-i bcrt Ti io 
Palnee 
Ra^ Sainuela 
"Bita ft Piccea" 
.ia< k Rose 
Roye ft- Rudae 

' *.'..0")0 a Year" 

4 Readings 

Aah ft- ii s .-< ma 
Vera Babina <"o 

MilV-l iki- 

Bee Palmer Co 

I torn a ft fiaut 

Kirby Qtflnn ft A 
Billy Bouncer 
Primrose 4 
Stone ft III- ••- 
Rueker >v \\ luifrcd 

I .a no ft Win Ian 



Dot son 

(.' ft M Cleveland 

Mag) Kf.vs 

W Hale ft Bro 

I'.ooiie ft Nslsoa 

Bl LIT II 

Orplieum 

Imhof Conn ft C 
A !!-• run. i Raach 
Moody ft Htincaa 
I' impton ft Blake 
"Miniature Revue"* 
Del more Bisteri 
Stuari Barnes 

KANSts (ITY 

Orpheum 

Creasy a- Payne 
Ford Revue 
Rao E ft Ball Bro» 
M'C'mlck ft Irving 
< has Irwin 
iii>;.:ii Gascoignee 
lltlbCrl l>yc.T Jo 



DENTIST 

MiVK KER'S THEATRE BLDG. 

Dr. M. G. CARY 

( IIICAGO 
Special Rates :o the Profe!tnion. 



( \LI.ARY. ( \N*. 

Orpheum 

(IT llo 
<Sani" loll pfava 
Edmonton 2fl 'it} 
hi lti ice i o 
Kenny ft Ifollla 
<»ak«>s ft DcLour 
J C Nugenl 
Dora Hilton 

'i. I. rill*- n ft <'ir»on 
Mr ft Bra c. Wilde 

Br \\ Lit 

Orpheum 

(Sunday OpCnlnS) 
V. n> (lax 'on Co 
"Hello Husband*' 
Ca .i..ron S;nt< ra 
Ooalar ft Luesy 

Olsoa ft Johnson 
Petty Beat ft Bio 
.;<> * La \ ier 



IlNtOI.N. NFJ* 

Orplieum 
Kitty Oordoa 
jack vviiaon Cd 
Laurel !•• a 
liale ft Butch 
I Jestera 
OerClnettl Brof 
Dancing Keiinedyi 

LOS ANGKI^ 9 

Orpheum 
Victor Moore Ce 
Price ft- Bernle 
Owen Mitsiveney 
Roy ft Arthur 
Ames ft Winthrce 
Oscar l.oralnat 
LHiian'a Dod* 

An K »r A Packer 

MIAIPI' 1 * 

Orphenna 

B Browne Co 



\ 




ry H, 1021 



VARIETY 



27 







Swift A Kelly 
Neal Abel 
Mullen A Franc!* 
The LeVolos 
Cummlngs * White 

UILWAUKBE 

Majestic 
Bddie Leonard Co 
Lillian Shaw Co 
The Langdona 
Pllcer A Douglaa 
Donovan A Lee 
Barl A Sunshine 
J * H Mitchell 
Boode A Francis 

Palace 
4 Ilarmony Kings 
Bessie Remple Co 
Al Espe Co 
Sterling A M'g'rlte 
Llarel Moral* 

MINNEAPOLIS 

Orpheum 

V«lf."ka Suratt To 
Rice At Vernon 
Reld * Tucker 
Harry Kahne 
Flying Mayos 
Gene Greene 
Joe Melvin 



Geo Jesse 11 Co 
Ilerschel Henlcre 
Claudius St Scarlet 
Frank Wilcox Co 
Glenn St Jenkins 
7 Bracks 
Klly 

lilaJto 

Williams «t Wolfus 
Sylvester Family 
Roy Lal'earl 
Rohm St Vermont 
1'otter * Hartwtil 
The Tozarts 

ST. PALL 
Orphean) 

Annan Kalis Co 
Flo Lewis Co 
A Latcll Co 
Dunham A Will'nis 
Emerson St B'ldwin 
JpjMtn* JtotiH% , 

san nujicisco 

Orpheum 

(Sunday openlnsj) 
F Prlt chard Co 
Geo MacFarland 
LaM A Harper 
6 Klrksmith Sis 



AL ESPE 



NEW ORLEANS 
Orpheum 

June kUvldge Co 
Frances Kennedy 
Sidney Phllius 
Stanley St Blrnes 
Storey A Clark, 
McConnell 81s 

OAKLAND' 

Orpheum 
Racket t St Delmar 
-Artistic Treat" 
■ Rcugger Co 
Clayton St Lennic 
Langf'd & Fredrk 
Whitfield & Ireland 

OMAHA 

Orpheum 
Mouse David Band 
"Magic Glasses'' 
Murphy & White 
Charlie Wilpon 
2 Weber Girls 
Amaranth Sis 
Moss St Frye 

PORTLAND. ORE. 

Orpheum 

DeWolf Girls 
Conlin A Glass 
Selblni A Grovlnl 
Joe Laurie 
Healy St Cross 
Hubert's Dogs 
Jimmy Lucas Co 

SACRAMENTO 

Orpheum 

(17-19) 
(Same bill plays 

Fresno 10-22) 
X A Wellman 
Joe Towle 
Old Time Darkies 
Fenton A Fields 
Traccy St McBrlde 
I Regals 
Luey GUletts 

8T. LOUS 
Orpheum 



Johnson Baker St J 
Breakaway Barlows 
Lelghtner Sis A A 

SALT LAKE 

Orpheum 
Mine Doree Optra 
Herbert Clifton 
Edith Clasper Co 
Ward A Dooley 
B & 1 Walton 
Plstel A Johnson 
Barnes & Freeman 

SEATTLE 

Orpheum 

reggy Brem* n Co 
\N m Son bury Co 
H Morgan Co 
Conroy A Howard 
Bi.bby Randall 
Signor Friscoe 
Gordons Circus 

SIOl X CITY 

Orplieum 

Oaoar Mirano 4-"»» 
S.-.bbott A Brooks 
Leipzig 

"Grey & Old Rose" 
A.fred Farrell 
Perrone A Oliver 
Bobby O'Neil 
Bessie Browning 
Lshakawa Japs 

VANCOUVER. B.C. 

Orpheum 

C St F Usher 
"Hungarian Rhap" 
Valentine St Bell 
Herbert Brooks 
Foley St LaTour 

WINNIPEG 

Orpheum 

A Kellerman 
Tuscano Bros 
Burke St Betty 
Ramsdells A Deyo 
"Janet of France" 
F St O Walters 
Vokes A Don 



^^HASTT^rBIERBTTOER 

Artists' Representative, 
KEITH and ORPHEUM CIRCUITS 

Write. Wire or Call. Room 607. 
Romas Bldg.. 246 West 17th St., N. Y. C. 

WESTERN VAUDEVILLE 

Mate-Lake Theatre Building. Chicago. 
BELLEVILLEJLL. 



Washington 
Forrest A Church 
Black * O'Donnell 
Nathan Bros 
2d half 
Groat Rasso 
Beany Harris Co 
Tour of a Kind" 

BLOOM'GTON.ILL. 

Majestic 
Ja Da Trio 
Samaroff St Sonla 
<One to fill) 
2d half 
The Bimbos 
Jerdon St Tyer 
Tango Shoes" 

CEDAR RAPIDS 

Majestle 
Max Bloom 

2d half 
Watslka A U'study 
Hurray Girls 
Hanlon A Clifton 
Wslmsley St K'tlng 
The Champion 
kelpelg 
Tolor Gems" 

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. 

Orpheum 

Monti A Parti 
Holllns Sis 



Hcdxie 
Connell Leona St Z 
Bennington St 8 
Steve Freda 
S Tucker St Boys 
Silver St Duval 
Hanlon St Otlfton 

2d hair 
Gillette 
Will Fos Co 
Jas K Lee 
S Tucker St Boys 
Bell St Caron 

IJneotn 
H St A Seymour 
Whipple A Ho'ston 
Harrison A Dakln 
Shaw A Bernard 
Wllle Bros 

2d half 
Walters Wanted 
Leon Vervara 
"Jazzoolgy" 
(Three to fill) 

Logan Square 

T.awton 
Sargent Bros 
"At Turnpike" 
Walinsley &. K'tlng 
Marcontonl I 
2d half 
Monti A Parti 
Wallace Galvln 
"Girls Be Girls" 
Silver A Dunval 
Hayatafca Bros 



Ksllam A O'Dare 
Cheyenne Days 

DECATUR. ILL. 

Empress 

Roste Rifle Co 
Ferguson A 8 
Pslo A Palet 
Harry Hayden Co 
J H Cullen 
I Belfords 

2d half 
Osaki & Takl 
Otto A Sheridan 
"Flirtation" 
Emliy Darrell 
Kane A Herman 
Rose A Moon 

DE8 MOINES 

Majestic 
Frank A Kitty 
Perrons A Oliver 

Helm A Lock wood 

*if Esh>bawa E/c* 

14 half 
Millard Bros 
PrlneetOft A W'tson 
Mayhetls Phillips 
HIS Royal Highn's* 

E. ST. LOl IS, ILL. 

Erber's 
Great Rasso 
Allan. •< A Barnett 
J'-nks A Allen 
Maria Lo Co 

2d half 
Frances & Phillips 
Black A O'Donnell 
Clay Croueh 
Glasgow Maids 

EVNSVILLE, IND. 

Grand 

Miss loleen 
Holdcn & Harron 
Mr 6t Mrs Martin 
Devoe A Hosford 
Singer's Midgets 

2d half 
9 Romanos 
Orr A Hsgar 
Herman A Shirley 
Bill Robinson 
Singer's Midgets 

GALESRI RG. ILL. 

Orpheum 

Bernard A Ferls 
Rawson A Claire 
Pete Pinto A Boyle 

2d half 
3 Ankers 
Weber A Elliott 
(One to fill) 

GRANITE CITY, 
ILL. 

Washington 

Brcen Family 
2d half 
Wheeler A Potter 
Violet Goulet 

JOLIET, ILL. 

Orpheum 

Areo Bros 
Sam Hearn 
(One to fill) 
2d half 
Adonis A Co 
Ferguson A S 
"Rubetown Follies" 

KANSAS CITY 

Globe 

Wurnelle 
McKowan A Brady 

Martha Hamilton 
Skipper K'n'dy A R 

(One to fill) 
2d half 

Llrette 

Mason A Bailey 

Casson Kirks Co 

Angel A Fuller 

Burns Bros 

LINCOLN, NEB. 

Liberty 

Llsette 

Mason A Ba!>y 
Casson A Klrke 
Angel A Fuller 
Burns Bros 

2d half 
Dorofhy Morris I 
Glib, t A Saul 
District School 
Hugh Johnson 
The Arleys 



PEORIA. ILL. 

Orpheum 4 

Adonis A Dog 
P Saxon A Sis 
"Rubetown Follies" 
Moonlight 
Win Sis to 
Cheyenne Days 

Id half 
Samaroff St Bonis 
Ja Da Trio 
Billy Shone 
"Concentration" 
(Two to fill) 

QI7INCT. ILL. 

Orpheum 

S Ankers 
Weber A Elliott 
(One to fill) 
2d half 
Bernard A Ferris 
Rawson A Claire 
Pete Pints/ A Boyle 1 

RACINE, WIS. 

Klalto 
Wellington A 3 
Mast Kiddies 
"Brazilian Heiress" 
Tony Grey Co 
Big j.m 

2d half 
Larry Comer 
Jack Tralnor Co 
Kennedy A Rooney 
Slg Grans Tr 

ROCK FORD. ILL. 

Pulnce 
W4H Brown 
2 La Delias 
Old Black Joeland 
Rred Allen 
Morgan A Kloter 
Sheila Terry Co 
Mui.ay Bennett 
Sargent Bros 
Cahlll A Romalne 
Laehrnan Sis 
(Two to fill) 

ST. JOE, MO. 

Crystal 
Grant Gardner 
Bessie Browning 
4 Queens A Joker 
Duffy A Sweeney 
Everest's Monks 

2d half 
Better Bros 
Kennedy & Martin 
Rogers A Laurel 4 
"Tick Tack Rev" 
Clifford & Wills 
J Berxac's Circus 



JIM DONOVAN Si* MARIE LEI 
- — — DOING WELL. THANK YOU — — — 



Mr A Mrs Martin 
Devoe A Hosford 
(Two to fill) 

TOPEKA, KAN. 

Novelty 

Marco Co 
Morgan A Ray 
3 Cbums 
Chad s Kenna 
Ellis Knowlan Tr 

2d half 
Wurnelle 

M<'Kowan A Brady 
M Hamilton Co 
Skipper K'n'dy & R 
(One t'. fill) 

WATERLOO, I A. 

— MmJ uM M -•■ i 
Mslroy sis 

Jjii.-.n Grady Co 
Princeton A W'tson 



Anne Eva Fay 
Finn A Sayer 
Bottomley Tr 
2d hslf 
Monroe Bios 
Robinson A Pierce 
lx>ckwu.<il A Rush 
Homer Mlhs Co 
Anno Eva Fay 

WICHITA, KAN. 

Princess 

Aerial Putts 
Stanley A Olsen 
Bsxley & Porter 
Worth Way ton K 
"Silver Fountain" 

M half 
Marco Co 

tffnnR.,*, r-. a > 

2 Chums 

«'harles JC' una 
Ellis Knowlan Tr 

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PROGRESSIVE MANAGER 

SEB CEDES 

WILL BOOK YOU jCND nKLP 

YOU MAKE GOOD. 

SUITE 510— ROM AX HI 1 1. DING. 

NEW YORK CITY 



CHICAGO B. F. KEITH 

Vaudeville Exchange. Chicago 



BATTLE CREEK 
Bijou 

Tesehow's Cats 
Lillian Devere 
O'Brien Mgr A P 
Jack Kf-nny Tr 
Yonl A Fugl 

2d half 
Kartell! 
Gonn A -Albert 
Jack Levy Girls 
(Three to fill) 

DANVILLE, ILL. 

Palace 
J A A Keeley 

J*>nnle Middle-ton 
Keeper & Kupie 



JACKSON, MICH. 

Orpheum 

S Blighty Girls 
J Heyward Co 
Buddie Walton 
"Five of Clubs" 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 

Lillian Do. Vere 
O'Brien Mgr A P 
Newhotf A Phelps 
Plchlannl Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

KALAMAZOO. 
MICH. 

Regent 



Hits Reflow A L 

Avenue B 
Driscoll A Perry 
Dance Festival 
Rolls A Roycs 
Fox Benson Co 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
DeVine A Sands 
Tom Davles Co 
Bernard A Meyers 
Kens Keyea St M 
(Two to fill) 

BROOKLYN 

Metropolitan 

"Girl in Basket' 
Johnson Hr >■ A J 
Chas Rice Co 
Anthony A Arnold 
Kuluff Rulowa Co 

2d half 
Aerial Howards 
Lambert I 

JnwtrHM , ., ,. 

Jacksun Taylor S 
Mono A Moyer Sis 

Fulton 

Hip Raymond 
Marshall A O'C 
Mimic World" 

2d half 
3 Falcons 
TdcDermott A II 
Eekhoff A Gordon 
Cooper A Lane 
Kuma A Co 

Palace 
Alvin A Alvln 
Flo Rayfleld 
Sydney A TownUy 
Japanese Revue 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Russo Ties A R 
Drlsooll A Perry 
K A G Parks 
Ralph Whitehead 
Fox Benson Co 

Warwick 

Lambert l 
Salvation 8ue 
Bernard A Meyers 
Theodore Trio 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Flo Rayfleld 
Turner A Josolyn 
Anger A Adelon 
Alvln A Alvln 
(One to fill) 

ATLANTA 
Grand 

Golden Bros 



JStew Cantor offices 



iRWNG VATES. MMACic 



sisnagiTs ana Producers 
14U3 BROADWAY, N. Y. C. — Suite 211 



I he OSes of (juuK Be-suii* 
Phone Bryant »4M 



MADISON, WIS. 

Orpheum 
Harry Ellis 
Tuck A Claire 
Jack Tralnor Co 
Kennedy A Rocney 
Ed Janls Rev 
(One to fill) 



ST. LOCIS 

Columbia 

Frsnces A Phillips 
Chamberlain A E 
"Night Boat" 
Wheeler A Potter 
Glasgow Maids 

2d half 
Forrest A Church 
Jencks A Allen 
Pearl's Gypsies 

Grand 

Angolo Armento Co 
Hayes A Lloyd 
Cook A Valdaro 
Claxton A May 
"Prediction" 
Bayes A Fields 
Chas Olcott 
"Revue De Luxe" 

SIOl X CITY, LA. 

Orpheum 
Oscar Mirano Co 
Sabbott A Brooks 
Nate Lelpslg 
Grey A Old Rose 
Spirit Mardl Gras 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Alf Farrell Co 
Perrone A Oliver 
Oniric A 4 Queens 
Bessie Browning 
Islkaws Bros 
(One to fill) 

SIOl X FALLS.S.D. 

Orpheum 

J McClosky A Psls 
H B Toomcr Co 
Thos Potter Dunn 
Alice Teddy 



M Mill o< and PAULA 

MILLER SISTERS 

ACT ARRANGED AND PRODUCED BT 

Chandos Sweet 
1482 Broadway, Suite 801. Bryant Hit 



ANNOUNCEMENT 
MR. ACTOR— MISS ACTRESS 
Book Good Acts with Good tlrruJfs 

BILLY ATWELL 

1MM) Bryant 

Strand Theatre Building. Room SI" 

NEW YOKK CITY 



RHly Shnno 
"Flirtation" 
Kane A Herman 
■altan 

Id half 
Roale R|Q> <j 

P SsT'.n A Sis 
Ford A Sheeban 
Adlor * Dunbar 
win Histo 
• Bojtords 

CHICAGO 

American 

keen Varvara 
McOormacK A W 
Aader.cn A Burt 

(Two to Mil) 
_ 2d half 

H Hayden Co 
Tony Qrey Co 
I'd Janls n<~\- 
<Threo »o fill) 



CLINTON, IOWA 

Orpli. HMi 
Millard Bros 
Homer Miles Co 
(Three to fill) 

Id half 
Frank & Kittle 
I. a Ross & Adai: s 
Stratford 4 
(Three to fill) 

DAVENPORT, I A. 

Columbia 

Stufz Hros 
Murray Girls 
J It Johnston 
Fox A Kelly 
"For nty's Sal . ' 
Murray lh'nnett 

2d half 
Mlnn«til He Rcldcl 
2 La lx!!aa 
Sheila Terry C<. 
Pi "<! A " < i. 



2d half 
W A H Browne 
Oreen A Dean 
Morgan A Kloter 
Old Blsck Joeland 
McCormardi A W 
Wille Bros 

MO LINE, ILL. 

Watslka A U'study 
Mlnettl A Reldfl 
The Champion 
Keelam A O'Dare 
The Urlants 
Lachman Sis 
2d half 
Kennedy A Hooney 
i Finn A Sawyer 
Harvey Heny A O 
"For Pity's Sake" 
lister A Moore 
Areo Bros 

OKLAHOMA CITY 

L| rir 

Elroy Sis 
\'s?entin*» Vox 
Da\ iRTi.nti's C« !« ll 
Grey A ltyron 
B A J Ofey 
2d halt 

Aerial I'atts 
Stanley A Ols^n 
Baxlpy A I'orter 
Worth Way ton 4 
"Silvi-r Fountain ' 

OMAHA, NEB, 

Empress 
Dorothy Morris I 
Gilbert A BaUl 

District School 
Hufh Johnson 

2d h.ilf 
J M<< !»-sky A Tals 
H B Toomrr Co 
Thos Potter Dvr.n 

'•'y 



2d half 
Melroy Sis 
James Orady Co 
Helm A Lockwood 
Grey A Old Rose 

BO. BRND. IND. 

Orpheum 
Davis A Chadwlck 
-Patches" 
Ned Norworth 
Ford A 8heehsn 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Lawton 

I Blighty Girls 
J R Johnson 
Powers A Wallace 
Four Acc:i 
(One to fill) 

PPI'C FIELD. ILL 

Majestle 

Osakl * Takl 
otto A Bheridsa 
Walzer A Djrcr 
Sple A Span 
Emily Darr* 11 
Rcse A Moon 
?d hslf 
Sultan 
Holllng Sis 
Anderson A Burt 
H A A Seymour 
Jas II Cullon 
The Brlants 

TERitr. HAUTE, 

IND. 

Hippodrome 
S Rumatios 
Orr A llBK»r 
Herman \ : l r:« y 
Hill Robinson 
Anoplano Oil *• 
(One to nil) 

2d half 

Miss ii • n 

Hold • 



Wanzer A TarTuier 
Little Nap 

2d half 
Wayman A Berry 
Green A Dean 
Wills Gilbert 
(Three to fill) 

FLINT, MICH. 

Bijou 

Van A Belle 
"Waiters Wanted" 
Stuart Girls 
Plchlannl Tr 

2d half 
Danc'g Humphries 
Flske & Fallon 
John R Gordon Co 
Buddie Walton 
(Two to fill) 
FT. WAYNE, IND. 

Palace 
Roof Garden t 
Pagana 

Gllroy Dolan A C 
Sybil Vane 
Duffy A Mann 
"Volunteers" 



(One to nil) 
Gypsy Meredith Co 
Jack Levy Girls 
Honry A Adela'de 
J R Gordon Co 
Nelson A Madison 
KartelH 

2d hslf 
P Le Van & Miller 
Traeey Palmer A T 
Jack J«nny Tr 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Briscoe A P.auh 
"Five of Clubs" 
(Two to All) 

SAGINAW, MICH. 

Jeffcrs-Strand 

Danc'g Humphries 
Flske A Fallon 
Johnny Johnston 
"Rubevlliy 

2d half 
Tonle & Fugl 
Stuart Girls 
Maker A Redford 
Fsber A Burnett 
"Rubevllle" 



1 Alfred James 
ilonlun A LaMarr 
Garfield A Smith 
b Syncopators 
2d half 
Crouch Richards 
BAD Zeltler 
II Marthelle Co 
Lewis A I^eonard 
2 Mlchou Bros 



MARCUS LOEW 

Putnam Building. New York City 



NEW YORK CITY 

American 

Stenard 2 
Cooper A Lane 
Anger A Adelon 
Kuma A Co 
Weller O'D A W 
Knorr Rella Co 
Imperial 4 
I Falcons 

2d half 
Frank Piekett 
Fagg A White 
Maraeil & Pickers 
Jack Reddy 
Arbitrating Llss 
Callahan A miss 
I Kanazawa Boys 
(One to fill) 

Victoria 

Poters A Leila ft 
Helen Morettl 
Rives A Arnold 
Jackson Taylor I 
I Musical Buds 

2d half 
Swain's Animals 
Weller O'D A W 
Rawlos A Kauffm'n 
Craig A Catto 
RulofY Rulowa Co 
I iu« ol ii Sq. 

Welso Troupe 
Helen Vincent 
Mae Hill 



Stenard Duo 
Polls A Royce 
Rives A Arnold 
Johnson Bros A J 
Max Circus 

Delancey St. 

Swaiu'B Animals 
Lobby Van Horn 
Eckhoff A Gordon 
"Sweet), s" 
Julia Curtis 
Gordon A <5'rma!nc 

2<1 hiilf 
Ralph S«'abury 
Rose Valyda 
Murphy fr Plant 
"Mimic World" 

National 

Sensational Togo 
D Hamilton Co 
Tom Davles Co 
Jack Heddy 
Lyndall Luurell Co 

2d half 
Gordon A G'rmaine 
HAN Rose 
Chas Rice Co 
Lewis A Thornton 
F A II Hughes 

Orpheum 
Max Clr< us 

Murphy A Plant 

r: a <; Parks 

Craig St Catto 
Llttl« Plpi '.fax 



BAKERSFTD.CAL. 

Hippodrome 

(16-17) 
Jupltor Trio 
Jean Germalns 
La Coste A Bonaire 
Wyer A Evans 
Donald's Ser'naders 

(21-22) 
LAO Harvey 
Parby A Brown 
"My Dream Girl" 
Alf Grant 
Johnny Clark Co 

BALTIMORE 

Hippodrome 

Jussi A Ossi 
MslTilsS A Stetson 
l> Burton Co 
Morey Senna A D 
"Love Lawyer" 

BIRMINGHAM 

Bijou 
Cliff Bailey 2 
Hodge & Lowell 
Burton A Shea 
McCormaek A W 
Stepplne Stone Rev 

2d half 
Golden Bros 
Alfred James 



DETROIT 

Colonial 
H*>ras A Prestsa 
Carlotta Btoekdill 
Lowe Evans A S 
Elsie Kidgely Co 
Fox A Ma\ I 
Cabaret De Luxe 

I>1 Ll Til 

(irand 
Norma n i Jean< lt< 

Kan" \ ••lndlo.r 
Voice A Momy 
Dave Manley 
Leon's Ponies 
2d hslf 
The Hurleys 
F A E Burke 
LaFollette C» 
P.in«l A Gould 
The Cromwells 

FALL RIVER 

l»o» 

Nal Burns 

Marston A Muni, y 
Mercedes 
Jones A Jones 
Aerial DeGroffs 

2d half 
Dalley Bros 
AU< n A Moore 
A Pickens Co 
Wm Dick 
Skelly A Helt Rev 

FRESNO. CAL 
Hippodrome 

LAG Harvey 
Darby A Brown 
1 My Dream Girl' 
Alf Grant 
Johnny Clark Co 

2d half 
Kramer A P'terson 
Boothly A EVrd'an- 
DeLand A Blair 
Roach A McCurdy 
Jonli Hawalians 

HAMILTON, CAN. 

King St. 
Miss Seott 

Jerome A Albright 
L*lla Shaw Co 
Vsrdon A Perry 
3 Kaftfi 

HOBOKEN, N. J. 

Loew 

Sansone A Delilah 
Vlolt t Carson 
Boll A Belgrave 
Fields A Burt 
Clarks Hawailans 

2,1 half 
Chief Tenderhoe' 
D Hamilton Co 
Rolls A Royce 
Phesay A Powell 
6 Musical Noa&es 

HOLYOKE 

Victory 

F'ennis Bros 
J I.'-nh.it.li 
Bawlos A Kauffm'n 
Friend A Donning 
Hite Reflow A L 

2d half 
LaVaux 
Dorothy Roye 
Lyle A Emerson 
Mallon A Case 
Dance Festival 

UOISTON 

Prince 

The Burrells 
Geo Stanley A Sis 
Powers Marsh A D 
Frank Ward 
Musical Queens 

2d half 
Slegrlst A Darrell 
Grace DeWlnters 
Marietta Craig Co 
Royal 4 
Everett's Monkeys 

KANSAS CITY 

Grand 

G^o W Moore 
JAM Graham 
Arnistrong A j.>'ney 
<*ortelll A Ropers 
"Whirl of Variety" 

2d half 
Jaek Gregory t 
Ketor A Dsn* 
Bond A Ber'-y Co 
Harry HlBSS 
Gypsy 1 

KNOXMFLE 

I HMV 

Crouch Richards 2 
BAD Zeltler 
II Martelle Co 
Lewis A Leonard 



QUICK ACTION — RELIABLE SERVICE 

JOE MICHAELS 

1413 Broadwsy Bryant 446 Suits 301 >A. 
SECURING ROUTES— -My Specialty 



HOLMES and WELLS 

With Geo. .lessel's "Trouble* of 19:0" 
Oi: I'll F.I M. MLMTIIIS, Wiek, Jan. fl. 



Ralph VhitolM ad 
» Musical N">hs< s 

2.1 half 
Peters Ai- LeBaff 
Marshnll .Si O'C ror 

"Swsetl s'' 
JulUi Curtis 
4 Bangards 

lireeley Sq. 

Franii Brighton 
McDermotl A H 
Fagcr A.- \VI:it^ 
r A M Hughi * 
Lew Is • 'i hernton 

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Hel< n Vm< r.1 
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A 'it bony A An « '• 
: > Mui ■ Buds 

Houlei urd 
Mar 4 K s. i 
CJay a. Robin« in 
Arbitrating Lis 
Caltahi •» A m;:*" 

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Uttln IMpj • t 
: 'c.i.v Van • I 
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MR. and MRS. OSCAR LORAINE 

West, wli h to fi ins ti <• r i ny kind 
now tourlni Orpheum Circuit in the 
friends v.ii> u> nt eards to them Xmas 
snd are anxlofla to spolog •• ts 11 • "Who 

thrv Invf l" > n Una I : 

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Gordon A LaMar 
Garfield St Smith 
6 Syncopators 

BOSTON 

Orpheum 
Dalley Bros 
Allen A Moore 
Worsley A Rogers 
A Pickens Co 
Wm Dick 
Skelly A Hell Rev 

2d half 
Nat Burns 
R'eiJ A Lui'fy 
Jonei A Jones 
TtlS Corner Store 
Marston A Manl< y 
Aerial DeGroffs 

CLKVELAMI 

Llh-rty 
Boiling i A R'n'ldi 

.Mini'. , v . . n Co 
Murray A Lane 
Armstrong A Jo) 
Futuristic Rev 

D \FI.\H, TL\. 

.|«-ffers<iii 

Th<; r^arconians 
Roebi :• .V I lold 
irriage \» j ». 
A hide K • nt 

IJ a* tie ti ]'■',,• , 
1 half 
■ Frn nds 
I.- »' Mas U Co 

' ' 1 1 . • i • i | V ' t 

■ Oilefl 
Klj ii.. , 

DAYTON 

Dayton 

Kltaru .) i\ » 
• . l/ert Kls 

1 1 p i 1 A * > I ' 1 ■ n 

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Brady A Mahoaey 
lid La Retns Co 

2d hulf 
Marvelous D-jOnzos 
B J M- 

Mack A M.iybelle 
Willing A Jordan 
B Hart A Girls 

MINNEAPOLIS 

I'm I we 

y Klnkald 

Billy A Moran 
"Bussin Around" 

rd hall 
Viotoria A: )»upre 
F.uv.y ,'c Btifter 
Nancy Boyer Co 
Copeg A Button 
* Brown Girls 

MODESTO, CAL. 

Modesto 

Kramer A P'torson 
Boothly A Ev'rd'an 

>j>o>>Litn4>i A>,Jt\0}T> 

J: ... ii ■ A McCurdy 
Jonia Hawalians 

2d half 
The Ferraros 
Johnny Keane 
"Overseas Revue" 



Four Ushers 
Oreat Nagle Co 

2d half 
Cls y ton A Clayton 
Earl A Lewi* 
(•live A Mark 
» Melody Maids 

6T. LOl IS 

liOew 
Reese A Edwards 

Ot.s A Mitchell 
\\ tlooms Home 
Mui-pliy A Lockm'r 
Black A Whits 

2d half 
Geo W Moors 
JAM Grlham 
Armstrong A D 
Cortelll A Rogers 
Whirl of Variety* 1 

ST. PAUL 

Hippodrome 

The Hurleys 
, K ..4K-IA .^Mrk^, ,„ 
LaFollette Co 
Rand A Gould 
The Cromwells 

2d hslf 
Billy Klnkald 
Billy St Moran 



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DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

^Offlelal Dentist to the N. V. a. 
1413 BROADWAY (Putnasi BullSIsi). New Vert 



MONTREAL 

Loew 

Slegel A Irving 
Clifton A Kramer 
Telephone Tangls 
Harry Lee 
Lieut Thetlon Co 

NASHVILLB 

Vendom© 
Marvelous DtOnzoi 
15 J Moors 
Mack St Maybelle 
Willing A Jordan 
B Hart A Girls 

2d half 
Cliff Bailey 2 
Hodge A Lowell 
Burton A Shea 
McCormaek A W 
Stepping Stone Rev 

NEW ORLEANS 

Crescent 
BlSBTlst A Darrell 
(Irafcg Be Winters 
Marietta Craig Co 
Royal 4 
Everett's Monkeys 

2d half 
Reckless A Arley 
Nadel & Folletts 
Gill A Veak 
Tom Mahoney 
Syncopated Feet 

OKLAHOMA CITY 

Liberty 

Ed Hill 
Plunkctt A R 
Rogers A Laurel 4 
Smith A Cook 
Witt A Winters 

2d half 
Los Arados 
Mohawk A Ralnb'w 
M Bonconi Co 
Barloft Smith A 8 
Jack Martin I 

OKMULGEE 

Hippodrome 

Jack Gregory S 
Ector A Dona 
Bond A Berry Co 

Harry Bines 



Bunin' Around** 
SALT IAKE 



Floretto 
Orbsn A Dials 
Murphy St Klein 
Evans A Sidney 
International- ROT 

2d half 

Summers Duo 
Callen A Kenyan 
All Rajah Co 
Warden St Naldy 
Fashions a la Carts 

SAN ANTONIO 
Princess 

Williams A Daisy- 
Bog White 
Pearl Abbott Co 
Carlton A Belmont 
"Cheer Up" 

2d half 
The Burrells 
Geo Stanley St 81a 
Powers Marsh A D 
Musical Queens 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Hippodrome 

(Sunday opening) 
Toung A Francis 
W A I Talaak 
Martin A Courtney 
Howard A Lewis 
"Kstsha" 

Casino 
(Sunday opening) 
Bell A Bva 
Barlow Banks A O 
S Beauties 
Berry A Nlckersoo 
Mystic Hanson I 

Wigwam 

(Sunday opening) 
Wray's Manikins 
Al Lester Co 
Jimmy Lyons Co 
N De Onsonne Co 

2d half 
Off With Old Leee 
DeWitt A Robli 
Selinas Circus 



M ADELON and PAULA 

MILLER SISTERS 

ACT ARRANGED AND PRODUCED BT 

CHAN DOS SWF. FT 
H»2 Broadway. Suite 801. Bryant H2i 



2d half 
Calvert A Shayne 
Ronair A Ward 
Arthur Deagon 
Wheeler 2 

LONDON. CAN. 

Loew 

Aerial Macks 
(in Ion A \all 
"Straight'' 

2d half 
Great Hernjan 
Lubin A Lewis 
Somewhere in Fr 

L'G BEACH. ( At* 

State 
Bather 3 
Rcbb a Whitman 

Royal Harmony 6 
Hawthorns 8 Cook 

ir sr Ragg< r t A c 

;•<: half 

I I 111 .\ l';iii!in* 

Gllmore 8 Castle 
C & T Harvey 

l.nc to- Kiuiii' :t 

W'j.i. i Follies 

Los ANGKLES 

Hippodrome 

' ' ' . i .v I" ii a] i ii.- 

Colore A Cat 
<• .'. T Harvey 

Fuk •!• -• Km mi 
Qua .. r i\,i, ■ •< 

2d half 
M( rmi y 8 < ' ipti .i : 
M ' ■ i l mo 

I ■• „';'H l ■• 

anl 8 Bte« .. r t 
'a 1 i ■ oparda 

MI.MI'IIIS 

l^ew 

W tbur 8 Oi' 

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Gypsy 3 

2d half 
Ed Hill 

Flunk. It A R 
Rogers A Laurel 4 
Smith A- Cook 
Witt A Winters 

OTTAWA, CAN. 

I/oew 

Skating Macks 
Coffman A Cartoll 
King A Wyse 

Zelayn 

Fishers Clrcua 

PINE BL'FF.ARX. 

liOew 

(17-18) 
Canarla A Cloo 
Howard A lF/ffm'n 
R'gal A Mack 
Trovato 
Gleesons A Oil 

(20-21) 
Wilbur A Girlie 
Rose A Thorn 
Dae A Neville 
Brady A Muhom y 
Fred LaRelne Co 

PITTSBURGH 

Lyeeom 

Rl< hard Wally Co 
McConnell A West 
Murray Livingston 
' Mon*>y Is Money" 

PROVIDENCE 

Emery 

Mama A Morris 
Margaret Merle 
Mb- 1 A Ksne 
Reed A Lucey 



8 AN JOSE 

Hippodrome 
Off With Old Lore 
DeWitt A Robinson 
Sellnsa Clrcua 
2d half 
Wray'a Manikins 
Al Lester Co 
Jimmy Lyons 
N Do Onsonne Cs 

ftllREVEP'T. fJi. 
Grand 

(11-11) 

(Same bill plsys 

Alexandria ly) 
Reckless A Arley 
Nadel A Follstte 
Gill A Venk 
lorn Mahoney 
Syncopated Feat 
(19-21) 
(Same bill playa 

Alexandria 22) 
Canarla A Clco 
Howard A Hoffm'a 
Regal A Mack 
Trovato 
Gleesons A O'H 

SPOKANE 

Hippodrome 

Juggling Ferrier 
Lehman A Th'cher 
Gypsy Songsters 
Folletts Pearl A W 
Clemenzo Bros 

2d half 
King Bros 
Chas Martin 
M Samuela Co 
Da Lea A Orma 
Danci'g Serenadars 



E. HEM MEN DINGER, Ine. 
PLATINUM DIAMONDS REM0U *ITIN8 
JEWELRY *- r|/%1V1V ^ r,|L '^gEaiODCLIN8 

Tel. 971 Johs Ii JOHN IT. New York City 



Odiva «• K«fTr" 

I'd half 
Mankln 

Worsley a Rog< r^ 
' i •• i« no Davia 

S"-f',na A- Ktsvcna 
Ednn M I uat« r Co 
Outva & .s>als 

ICWOER. 11 \. 
Ma Jodie 

(!';-iiii 
■ Aradoa 
M . 8 Rainb'W 

M It mconi « 'o ' 

HAS 
M trim 3 

SACRAMENTO 

Hlppodronas 

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I saw /a 
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dan-cer therBAtuvtJ Her nam* was Prioress 
■ras her name I koew her when she 



"0y Jvay-is-meer"Aod tho was from the east some when'.^oT^j Wbeo she removed *ail of her veils, 




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1 re-cog.nized her face, This Hin - doo la-dy was a Ytd-dish ba-by a ad the came from * cer • tarn place 

Dressed up in veils of youth, The oth • er quid-ces take her for a Prin-cess,Bul if they ou - if knew th» truth 



She was 

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Beck - y *" 1 from Ba-by- Ion (I Eanirbprm^th-er I koow her bro-ther) Beck - y - 

Beck* y '™™ Ba-by-lofc (Ohwtut-ts tfr-ror like The -da BaWa) Beck - y 




from Ba- by - iou(Sbes got it o • Wf 
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Ma-dam Pav-lo-wa) 
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She learned o /- rl - ea-tal way^_ r As a waMress lift • iug trays, r She got her fa-mouspose <$"*Fromwash-ing moth-ers 




Cold s how V baths she usedi to taka _ That's how she first teamed to 



:"£__L She fools wl th suakea(Ob,what a twist- er, Yoaeasl reeUther) Shea full of trick 



shake,. Shedan-ces ou her fours, _ She learcod it scrub-bing floors* 




twist - er, 
No clothes she needs (Just'l ike a Hin-du 



Yoacaa't re-sist her) Shea full 
Ste makes ber.^ia do) She's all. 



of tricks and fakes. 
dressed up in beads. 



She's oo daugh-ter 
What a_-fig-ure. 



of the Py-ra-mids, Her right name is Beck-y Blf-ko-witi, Br-ryohe thinks _That Ja Is a Sphinx . But she's Beck-y from'iSa-by-lor.CLoQgls-lancMbo. 
AwouIdmakeioudi&zyShesgot lines,bat the lines are always bus-y, All the wise ginks Think she Is a S phi qjl. But she's Beck- t from Ba- toy -Ion. 

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JOHN MAKER 

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ROBERT COQAR ARTHUR WHITE 

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NEWS OF THE MUSIC MEN 



Frankle Hughes, pianist, joined 
the Wltmavk professional staff last 
week. 



Louia Fordan. professional man- 
ager for Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. 
starts on a three week's inspection 
trip of the firm's branch offices next 
Monday. / 

Bob Geraghty, formerly accom- 
paniest for Dolce Sisters (vaude- 
ville) is now with Berlin. 



George Meyor, who resigned from 
Remick & Co. will enter the pub- 
lishing buidnews on his own. Artie 
Mehlinger, formerly with George 
Meyer for song writing and vaude- 
ville, has framed a piano and sing- 
ing act with Melville Morris. Both 
Mehlinger and Morris will retain 
their positions on the Remick pro- 
fessional staff while in vaudeville 



ferent agreements with a view to 
the association framing up a stand- 
ard form for use by all members. 
The proposed new standard form 
will be uniform only as regards its 
general condition. It will not at- 
tempt to fix a uniform royalty, that 
being left to the individuals as here- 
tofore. 



Urlan Davia has been placed in 
charge of the band and orchestra 
department for the Broadway 
Music Co. 



Lew Brown, songwriter of the 
Broadway forces, is the father of a 
son. 

Louis Schreib«'r, formerly in the 
Chicago Berlin branch office, has 
been transferred to the Berlin Now 
York headquarters. 



Without known relativea, W. 
Martius Music House, Inc., of 
Seattle, died on board the "Rotter- 
dam" on the Atlantic, leaving the 
bulk of his estate, believed to be 
worth $100,000 or more, to a friend. 
August Mehlhorn. Jr., who is a 
partner in the firm of Osner & 
Mehlhorn. Inc. Martius left sev- 
eral small legacies, including $500 
to Nancy Rich, of North Portland, 
$250 to Martha Weber of Seattle, 
and $5,000 to Carl O. Knglehard. 



The Music Publishers' Protective 
Association sent out a call to all 
of ItH members requesting each 
forward the song writing royalty 
contract now in use. The ob- 
ject was to get a line on the dif- 



Arthur Johnson, pianist. last 
with Fred Fisher, has joined the 
Irving Berlin staff. 



Fred Shaw, formerly with the 
Kresge A. Harrison chain of retail 
rr uslc departments, is now a mem- 
ber of the Harry Von Til/.er pro- 
fessional stafT. 

Max Silver leaves for a western 
trip Monday In the Interettt of the 
Chas. K. Harris catalog. While in 
Chicago Silver will establish a 
branch office for Harris. 



Report says Jos. W. and Henry 
R. Stern, recently connected with 
the firm of that name, intend 
starting a music publishing con- 
cern of their own. Edward B. 
Marks lately bought the remaining 
Interest outstanding held by the 
Sterns, and changed the name of 
the Stern house to the Edward B. 
Marks Music Publishing Co. 

Accounts say the sheet music 
business is slowly showing more 
strength, with tho uplift noticeable 
New Year's, after a terribly long 
siege of depression. 

While sheet music sales may have 
been undergoing the reconstruction 
process all other lines felt, to a 
greater or less extent, the music 
publishers have had nothing but 
gloom around their business offices 
for nine months or more. Even 
those who did not feel It as much 
as the others could not escape the 
echoes, and none felt over-cheerful. 

The new tone, if it progresses, will 
brigthen up the entire muaic trade. 

During the depression any num- 
ber of publishing houses had an 
acid test for the stability, and that 
the line held up ho well speaks as 
well for tho music business in gen- 
eral. Much of the Interrelated busi- 
ness of tho publishers with then 
alignments floated along on "paper" 
for a good part of the time. While 
many lost money in chunks, they 
seemed to weather quite well. Early 
Indications of the slump were 
siKhted by many of the firms which 
trimmed the overhead accordingly 
That helped to a degree greater Ihaii 
may be known. 



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OPEN LETTER No. 11 



Editor Variety : 

It lias been said that— 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS did not discover America, 
WM. SHAKESPEARE did not write the plays attributed 
to him, 

THOMAS A. EDISON "borrowed" others* inventions, 
DAVID BELASCO has a "marvelous memory" for others 
writings, 

IRVING BERLIN "lifted" half the songs his name is on, 
CEO. M. COHAN "pirated" numerous writings to which 
his name is signed, and — 

NOW it has come to pass that we have been accused of not 
having written the advertisements accredited to us, thereby 
winning the full page in the Xmas edition of your valuable 
paper, ilVe rVcidrV Bible. 

SUCH IS FAME 

Thanking you \*>v our Xmas surprise Wc arr\ 

Yours very truly, 

LEON KIMBERLY and HELEN PAGE 

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NIGHTINGALE 

Coburn and Ruse's beautiful new fox-trot and song to follow "Avalon." 
Also featured by the HOWARD BROS, in the "Passing Show" at the Win- 
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If you have a spot in your aet for a high class ballad HIT, send for this 
one immediately. 



Every act looking for a beautiful, dreamy waltz song will want this new one 
by Kahn and Blauftlfflj writers of our famous hit, "My Isle of Golden 
Dreams." 



(Suggested by Edgar Allan Poe's Beautiful Poem) 

BEAUTIFUL ANNABELL LEE 

A waltz song by ALFRED BRYAN and GEO. W. MEYER to replace 
"Hiawatha's Melody of Love." their 1920 hit. 






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Still leads all the fox-trot ballads in popularity. 



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Whiting and Egan's ballad beautiful. We have some wonderful harmony 
arrangements on this beautiful number. Come in and hear it played. 



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By Sullivan, Handman and Miller 
Made famous by RAY MILLER and his BLACK and WHITE MELODY 
BOYS. Just the song for acts looking for good fast fox-trot or song. 



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BOSTON— 228 Tremont Street 
PHILADELPHIA— 31 South 9th Street 
BALTIMORE— Stewart's Music Dept. 
WASHINGTON— 9th & D Streets, N. W. 
CLEVELAND— Hippodrome Building 
SEATTLE— 321 Pike Street 



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PLAY— NO WAITING— EVERYTHING READY FOR YOU 
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DENVER— 4518 Federal Blvd. 



DETROIT— 137 Fort Street W. 
MINNEAPOLIS- 218 Pantages Bhlg. 



TORONTO— 127 Yonge Street 
PORTLAND, ORE.— 322 Washington St. 
SAN FRANCISCO— 908 Market St. 
CINCINNATI— 515 West 6th Street 
ST. LOUIS— The Grand Leader 
LOS ANGELES— 427 South Broadway 
AKRON, OHIO— M. O'Neill Co. 



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CARRIES WITH IT ^9 VERSIONS DOUBLES- lor Two Boyci- Two Girls- and Bov and Girl. 

ONE OF THESE WILL SURELY FIT YOUR ACT 



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I wake op ©▼ • *ry 
The chape 18 dec • o • ra - te 



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Sweet dreams the tame a» I, *~*~~ 



Sweet dreams the i 
toll* oat each wed -din£ chime, 



Or-gao m all id tune, 




e day* drawing near 
The neighbors each day 



When I will 
Just seem to say. 



mo Somebody-else is dream-iu.fr 



ride and groom I" E 



i old bell - r ing- er Who 




Wait-ing watch-mg long - vox 
Waits to give the eig • eaJ 



leree the rea.son why t Juot a week from to-day hnid or-aage bios * soma 



1 will kheel by tneaideH 




And here* the rea.son why t Juot a week from to-day 
That tells the world you Ye mine 2 Just a week from to-day 



aage 
•mid or-ange bio* some 



by 
1 will knee] by the side 



Of my sweet blash-ing bride 
Of my sweet -ie with pride 



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Whde friends a -wait us 
While friends a • wait . us 



eongratu - late as 
congratu • late os 



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1 wiu kneel by the side ui my sweet -ie with pride wtme mends a - w*4». us congratu - late os 

^te^^ i i i $ ' i i i ,i \/S ^^4%^^^ ^^m 

smikngly Will kiss the ondeandsnsKk his lips at me When 1 slip on the ring l\l know it's ov . er I'll be croud at Toting Aj) 

smil-ingly Will be the first to get a kjas from me When I have on the ring* I'll know it** ov er How my hearth gomgtosmg As 



I know the par-eon he 
I know the par-eon ho 





we both steal a-way 
me both steal a-way 
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Down to a sweet lit-tle nest where well hangout a sign: Please keep away, this ie hon-ey-moon time 

Dowa to that fweet lit-tle nest where weQhang out a sign: u Please keep away, this is hon-ey-moon time. And to think now its just a week from to-day. 

Copyright MCMXX by M. Witmark A Sons. International Copyright Secured 



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Just aweek^vomtoday day. 



AL COOK 



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THOB. J. QUIGLEY 
Garrick Theatrte Bldg.. Chicago. III. 

DOC HOWARD 
8 Bodman Bldg., 621 Main St.. Cincinnati, 0. 

I! BARTLETT HOLMES 
234 State Street. Detroit. Mich. 



EO EDWARDS 
35 South 9th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

JOS. L. MANN 
424 Barth Blocfc. Denver. Colo. 

H. ROSS MeCLURE 
Emporium Mercantile Co.. St. Paul, Minn. 



JACK LAHEY 
218 Tremont Street. Boston, Mail. 

HARRY WALKER 
Gaiety Theatre Bldg.. Kansas City, Ms. 

JOHN MAHER 
401 Ping Aid Bldg., St Louis. Me. 



SYDNEY KLEIN 
25 WhiUmore Apts.. Salt Lake City, Utah 



JACK CROWLEY 
13 Belknap Street. Providence, R. I. 

BARNEY HAGAN 
Pantaget Bldg., Snn Francisco. Calif. 

ROBERT EDGAR 
500 Montelius Bldg.. Seattle, Wash. 

CHAS. 

• 7-A Soho Square. 



J. J. GERLACH 
413 Savoy Theatre Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

MORT NATHAN 
209 Superba Thea. Bldg., Los Angeles. Calif. 

ARTHUR WHITE 
406 Lindley Bldg., Minneapolis. Minn. 

WARREN 
Lodon. W. I , England 



SPORTS 

(Continued from pa#e 23.) 
make them come across, says John 
P., or stop the golfing talk. 



Following the recent Moran-Ileck- 
ett fight at Albert Hall, London, a 
newspaper controversy Is bring 
waged as the result of the large 
attendance of women at the ring- 
side. A contributor to a London 
daily says: 

"The kind of woman who attends 
these functions Is one who cannot 
prevent the lowncss of her nature 
being reflected In her actions. Con- 
trast these creatures with the line 
type of woman one sees at cricket, 
football and hockey matches." 

Perhaps this champion of ath- 
letic womanhood meant it was un- 
fortunate many women attended a 
contest in which Beckett appeared 



as a principal. Most of his battles 
have been brutal, with the English 
heavyweight champion on the re- 
ceiving end. 

The same type of mind that con- 
siders it brutal for two well matched 
boxers to meet in a prize ring is 
responsible for the ludicrous at- 
tempts in this country to legislate 
Sunday amusements out of busi- 
ness. There have been fewer fa- 
talities connected with the prize 
ring under modern conditions than 
In any other branch of sport, In- 
cluding tennis. 



every prominent featherweight, In- 
cluding Kilbane himself. 



PIANIST 



With good reputation for concert 
work, — having press notices from 
many states. 

Can accompany perfectly 

Would like a tour or artistic work 

In the city, or would accompany a 

classic dancer. 

Address, VIKTUOSO, Variety, New 

York. 

When You Play LOS ANGELES 
I.KT ME GIVE YOU 

"INSIDE STUFF" 

On Heal Estate Investments. 

HARVEY G. WOLF 

I. os An?^l''S iind Venire. California 
701 D-lta niclR.. L. A. 



Joe Lynch, recently crowned ban- 
tam champion, is not to let the 
crown tarnish from inactivity. Ho 
has instructed his manager, Eddie 
Mead, to get busy. 

Mead thereupon Rigned up the 
champ for three tights during Feb- 
ruary. Two of Lynch's opponents 
are leading contenders, Joe Purman 
and "Voting" Montreal. All three 
matches will take place out of town. 



Convention Hall in Kansas City 
will be dark as far as boxing ex- 
hibitions are concerned, if the newly 
elected prosecuting attorney makes 
good his answer to the fight fans 
who called upon him to ascertain 
how he stood on the question. "The 
staging of boxing bouts in the State 
of Missouri is unlawful and I shall 
see to it that the law is enforced in 
this ci unty." That was Prosecu- 
tor Orr'a reply to the question. 



Johnny Kilbane Is reported to 
having agreed to risk his title and 
is said to have accepted terms to 
box Andy Chancy at Madison 
Hfjuare Garden within a few months. 
Kilbane is reported to have de- 
manded a Hat sum of $50,000, which 
Kddie Mead, manager of Chancy, is 
willing to give him, with Mead tak- 
ing the gamble of what remains of 
60 per cent, of the gross for his end. 

Chnney in the logical contender 
and has newspaper decisions over 



Cleansing Cfeatn 

For c Bfftuty-s sake r use "oAnvclus" 



The Albany "Knickerbocker 
Press," Sunday, carried an exclu- 
sive story on a forecast of the Gov- 
ernor's second message which was 
transmitted to the Legislature 
when it re-convened on Wednesday 
night. In that matter referring to 
amusement interests, the story 
states: 

"Chief among the new ;,lans to be 
suggested by the Governor Is nn 
amalgamation of the state racing 
commission and the state boxing 
commission, under the head of one 
sports commission. This rew com- 
mission after supplanting both of 
the ol . ones, which would be legis- 
lated into the discard, would have 
complete charge of all .legalised 
-ports, including baseball, boxing 
and racing. 

"The new commission probably 
would be empowered, if tho Gov- 
ernor's recommendation are carried 
out by the Legislature, to tax many 
of the sports which are now laxed, 
(specially Sunday baseball." 



Leonard proved he is as anxious 
as the next to help the fund for de- 
vastated France, when he pur- 
chased four tickets at the recent 
auctioning for $1,000 and besides has 
arrange.; to donate $5,000 of his 
purse to the same cause. Mitchell 
also ordered $1,000 of his purse 
donated to the benefit and made a 
statement that he will give $10,000 
more if he succeeds in stretching 



the champion out for the count 
of 10. 



The Times square crowd thinks 

that the Jack Costello, "an actor," 

mentioned in the Chicago dispatches 

as mixed up in the whiskey ring: 

affair this week, is the Jack Costello 
who last season had out a show 
under his management. 



T/IYLOR TRVNKS 



£10 W. 44th ST* N. Y. 



2fi E. RANDOLPH ST H CHICAGO 



Leo Lewin. orchestration manager 
(Waterson, B. & S.) and known as 
Beiiny Leonard's righthand man. 
has plaeed thousands of dollars at 
2 to 1 the champion puts Ritchie 
Mitchell asleep before the expira- 
tion of their lfi-round bout to-night 
(Friday) at the Garden. Besides 
this, Lewin says he has thousands 
more ho will lay the same way. 



New York 
212 Putnam Bldg. 



Chicago 
105 W. Monroe St. 



EDDIE 

FREDRIKS 

Artists' Personal Representative 

IS NOW 
New York Manager for 





Acts Coming East or Going West, Write, Wire or 
Call Suite 212 Putnam Bldg., 1493 Broadway, New 
York City. 

Would Like to Hear From My Friends 



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LOOK! WHO'S HERE!! 






Widow of the Famous and Only 

HERRMANN the GREAT 

Introducing Her Original Spectacular Illusions 

OF ARC" and "NOAH'S ARK" 

MYSTERY — GRACE — SURPRISES — THRILLS 
Touring the B. F. KEITH CIRCUIT 




Next Week (Jan. 17)— B. F. KEITH'S PALACE THEATRE, NEW YORK 



Booked Direct — Return Engagement 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 



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Four 1'hIkts 
Gnat Nsfflc Co 

SI 'PERIOK 

I'.ilace 

Crystie A Ryan 
Norton A: Wilson 
Into the Llcht 
Wells A DeVerra 
< Roval Hussars 

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Norman A Jeanette 
Ksne A Chldlow 
Voice A Money 
t>ave Msnley 
Leon's Ponies 

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Mukarfr.ko Duo 
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Bryant ej Btewnrt 
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Jupiter a 
Jean Germain* 
LaCosts ft Honalre 
W'yer ft Kvans 
Donald's Serenad'rs 

TORONTO 
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Tate ft Tare 

Hlckey ft Hnrt 

Williams X- Taylor 

Fdd;c Curr Co 

Adrian 

Dancers Supreme 

TORONTO 



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Omega Trio 
M>rton Bros 
Mahoncy V Cecil 

L'd ball 
F ft C La Tour 
Fred Rogers 
'1 ho McNauKhtons 

WACO. TUX. 

Orphcum 
Just Prlendl 

Lea Mason Co 
Chapman ft Ling 
Robert < • i l^a 

Josle Fl van's Mms 

Id half 
Williams ft Daisy 
Hub Whit? 
Tearl Abbott Co 



Carlton ft n^imoni 
"Cheer L'i •" 

WASHINGTON 

Strand 
The Brajninoi 
J'lay ft Castleton 

\an A: Vernon 

a i shayne 

(One in lill) 
WlXDHiK, (AN. 

I/OCW 

Gnat Herman 
Luhir.s ft Lay i« 
Somewbere in Fr 

2<1 half 
Atrial Macks 
Cordon ft Vail 
"Straight" 



GIS SLN BOOKING (.CHANGE CO. 

1493 Broudway, New York City. 



COVERS FOR 
ORCHESTRATIONS 

ART. BOOKBINDING CO. 
119 WEST 42d STREET 

NEW YORK CITY 



KAHN t >d BOUWMAN 

SCENIC STUDIO 

S3 WEST Mth ST.. N. V. CITV. 
OFFICE 'fie WEST 4MH STREET.— Bryant 1925 



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WRITE FOR 

COLOR CHART 

%ND BOOKLET 

HOW TO MAKE-UP 




M. STEIN COSMETIC CO. 
120 Went 31st Street. New lork 



Hl'FFALO 

Olympic 

Linko ft I.inko 
i Ingres ft bwyer 

Chalfonte Si* 
Rellly 1-Veney A R 
Kut," no Hovs 

( II'I/STON, W.VA. 

IMam 

Rose ft Dell 
Marlon ft Shirley 
Francos ft I>« Mar 
P/lganie Troupe 
Morrison N;i: h ft W 
I* ft w LaVarfa 

2d half 
The Saltos 
Half ft Half 
olivi-r ft I.i • 
Unlit O'Connor Co 

t buck 11 ass 
Hcatrlce Morrell 6 

CIIILLICOTIIE. O. 

Majestic 
Raatrica Moi pell 6 

Tyler ft Crolius 

2d half 
Francos ft Pi-Mar 
l»ave Uoth 

CLEVELAND 

Marina 

"New Lead< r ' 
Mohr ft Rldrldgs 

Kelly ft Day 
11 ft A Scranron 

COI.I MKPS 

Orphcum 

York's Pupils 
Millard BfOa 
organdie Girls 
Harry Mastm Co 
Dell ft Hann 



li* lletonts 

EVANSYILLE 

Strand 
Iiiue CTd ft Winona 
Willis Lao<r 
Mills A Monlton 

i!d half 
l.avinos Dun 
Godfrey ft H'di rson 
(One to 'ill) 

I1TGTON, W. VA. 

Hippodrome 

li'ais ft Ilulfc 

( >ilver ft Hoe 
Rent O'Connor Co 

CbtlCk Has.s 
t'.irr Walsh Rev 

L'd half 
Tyler ft St Clair 
A ft L Wilson 
Cxiganle Troupe 
Mills ft Smith 
p ft w LaVarr 

INDIANAPOLIS 

Lyric 

Fay ft Thomas 

n.an ft Reads 
Mi lody 3 
•Number Please" 
Sheppard ft l»unn 
Dials Four 
S'copat'o in Toyl'd 

LEXINGTON, KY. 

Ada Mcnde 

Tyler & st Clair 
A & L Wilson 

Mills ft Smith 
2d naif 
Jessie K» llcr 
Curtell ft Coy 

Ihe Wilrys 

LIMA, O. 



Grand 
Gunther & PoWell 

U m Morrow Co 
"Lin nlii H'ff'ym'n" 
j ft t Wslr 
(Two to nu > 

L'd half 
Sinclair ft I'.r.iy 

Dclb'ga ft Griminer 

W Frnnklyn Co 
(Three to fill) 

MARION. O. 

(.mud 

Margie Carson 

Robinson's Haboons 

MILWAUKEE 

New i rvHtui 
Two Yaquls 
Lee Hlnpr Chin 
Mlllor ft Griihtb 
Ambler Urns 
Weir ft Crest 
"Splvcns Corners" 
Sr.ow ft Woods 
Md Lewis 
Ilobinson'a Eleph'ta 

HICIIMOND, IND. 

Rlurniy 
Bare Roth 

Hunter Randall A S 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
•Lincoln H'hw'm'n" 
(Two to fill) 

ST. HMIS 
Klng'n 



Holly Russell 3 
Imperial Trio 
Galloway ft Carrctt 
(Two to till) 

2d half 
D!ue Cl'd v Winona 
Lyons ft West 
Mills ft Monlton 
CI wo to till) 

SI'RINtilTELB. O. 

Fairbanks 

Jessie Keller 
Holb'ge A Grimmer 
\\ Frankly n Co 
LaToy'a Modeia 
(t»ne to fill) 

2d half 
Leonard Pis 
Jack A Tom W T eIr 
(Three to fill) 

ILK HI HAITK 

Liberty 

Godfrey A H'd'aon 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Hunter Randall A S 
(One to fill) 

TOLEDO 
Rlvoll 

Collins A Hill 
T»ale A HeVoe 
Co. I 'a tee ft Com 
'Ihe Freshman" 
Pa ire A PaK*» 
Conroy A G'Bonnell 
Sailors' Revue 



CALGARY, CAN. 

rantiifrcM 
Paul Petching 
Courtney A Irwin 
Orville Stamm 
Wllkins A Wilkins 
Farl CavanauKh Co 

DENVER 

Pa lit nref« 
"Cirl In Air" 
•Melody of Youth" 
Austin ft Helanev 



Powell Troupe 
Rublnl A Bona 
Virginia L Corhln 
Fridkin Troupe 



PAl^TAGES CIRCUIT 

New York and Chicago Offices 
IU TTE, MONT. 

Fantages 
(15-18) 
(Same bill plays 
Anaconda 19, 
Missoula 20) 
Rosa Kiiik 3 
Austin ft Allen 
;> Violin Misses 
Primrose Minstrels 
Zelda Stanley 
3 Pctrowars 



EDMONTON. CAN. 

Pantagca 

Love A Wilbur 
Jessie Miller 
Geo L Graves Co 
Marva Rehn 
Cjulnn ft Caverly 
"September Morn" 



GT. FALLS, MONT. 
Pantagca 

(18-19) 

(Same bill plays 

Helena 20) 

"Apple Rlosiom" 
Gaudsrhmldts 
HterlinR Sax 4 
Siimpsel A Lech'd 
T.m Kelly 
Torllllea ClrctM 



MANAGERS 

STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! WATCH! WAIT! BE PREPARED! 




McCULLOUGH 



Offers His New Act "SQUIRREL HAVEN" 

At the CHATEAU THEATRE, CHICAGO 

February 6, 7. 8 and 9 

A delightful 20 minutes of breezy, bright, interesting comedy and song in a beau- 
tiful setting ! You can't help but like it ! 

HuLse interested, address this week (Jan. 10), REGENT, DETROIT (return engagement). 
Next week (Jan. 17), MILES, CLEVELAND. Week Jan. 24, PANTAGES, TORONTO, ONT. 



L'G BEACH. CAL. 

rantag-es 

Selma Rinatz 

Mr ft Mrs Melbnrn 
( tint Dod> & M 
Lilly Heard 
"Rolling Along*' 
LOS ANGELES 

r.Hitnuc* 
Zara Carroes 3 
lime Tervetie 
Carl Rosini Co 
LaPlns ft Emery 
Naval Jazzland 8 
Teddy 

OAKLAND 

Pantagca 
(Sunday opening) 
Pnul Concltse .ir 

Mab.l Hlotiuell 
I'l-ninhawn Dancers 
l'rancia ft K-nnuly 
RifCfiletto Uros 

(M.hKN, I TAB 
rantUKca 

CJO-.'L') 
Will Morris 
Mofan Si?ter^ 
lliiL'liie Clark 
Horner ft Norton 

Giddy ft Giddy 

I'ORTLANII. OKE. 

I" inljiif. - 
•OHlt of Altitudu" 
Dorothy Lewis 
Chase ft La Tour 
Imperial 3 
Rowland ft Mohan 
NetttO'l Japs 

REfilNA. CAN. 

Pantafrea 
< 1 7 - 1 i* » 
(Tame bill plavs 
Saskatoon 20-22) 
White Droa 
Htnkls ft May 
Ray ft Fox 
Pirmalne A R'elley 
Mnlera Revue 
Covenne Troupe 

SALT LAKE 

Pantaajes 
Pol 1'iiurrl 
<\(ik A Vernon 
Harry BttSSS 
\enetian Gypsies 
King & Irwin 



4 l-'.Ult I'HiS 

SAN DIEGO 

Havoy 

Ptuart ft Kelley 
(hlsholm A Stuart 
f'bert Cjirleton 

Rennee Family 

B« Kwarts & ("ford 
"ffweel sweeties' 

SPOKANE 

Piiiitajrra 
R»dlni'H Hogs 
Peerless 3 
Kahn ft Heck 
Hrownlng ft l>avls 
G<jo llainiil Troupe 

- SEATTLE 

Pantnges 
Carter ft P.uddy 
Rotlna ft Harrett 
Embs ft Alton 
Otto Bros 
"Julnar of Seas" 

T A CO MA 

Pant ages 
3 Sons of Jazz 
' Hiiivalhin M.»ily" 
Sidiii y ft Tuv.nley 
Maud Rarl Co 
The Pals 

3 Partus 

VWCOCVER. B.C. 

Pit n( ages 

The Melnfyres 

Counfsss Verona 
ilalre Vincent Co 
Peek A Stone 
Norvello Pros 
Droslnl Troupe 

VICTORIA. B. C. 

Pantagea 

M"lnotte Duo 

Redmond a Wells 

Maldwln Blair Co 
Doll Fro 11 os 
Howard A Rose 

4 Del I bops 

WINNIPEG 

Panfages 

The Norvellos 

3 Quillan lioya 

Vox ft Ray 

Sv. ngall 

Meyers Hum-ftOTt 

(lershno Troupe 



Lord Chester Co 
JAM Harklns 
F Dobson A Hlrans 
Yates ft Reed 
Chas Henry's Peta 

GALVEST'N, TEX. 

Mnjestlo 

(17-1») 

(Same bill plays 

Austin 20-22) 
Chalton ft Keke 
■ A E Adair 
G Campbell Co 
Waiter WeeWi 

Solly Ward 
Nellie V. Nichols 

Mlsann Troupo 
HOI STON. TEX. 

Majestic 
Ruth Howell Duo 

Orren ft Drew 
Moredlth ft Snoozer 
Rose Clare 
"Dnder Apple Tree" 
Pord A < "nnlngh'm 
Bedford ft Winch 

LITTLE ICK, ARK. 

MaJeMie 

Reno 

Williams ft Plerco 
*Ve Song Shop" 
Morgan A Gates 
Fox ft Sarno 
2d half 
V A ■ Stanton 

i ewey ft Rogers 

Maria Lo's Studies 

OKMI'IXiKR 

Orpbeiuii 

(17-19) 
(Same bill plays 

Muakofroo 20-22) 
Jerome & NVwell 



Goorge Yeoman 
Raymond Wylle Co 
Hunting A Frances 
Everest's Monks 

ST. JOE 

Orphrum 

Grant Gardner 
Bessie Drowning *r 
D O'Neal A Queens 
Jimmy Duffy A 8 
Hottomley Troupe 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Retter Hros 
Cyc A Cy 
It Rogan A Laurel i 
Tick Tack Rev 
Clifford A Wills 
Derxac'a Circus 

8. ANTONIO. TEX 

Majestio 

Duco Droa 
Ray Conlln 
Georgo Kelly 
Mario Caspar 
Koscoe Alls 
Hlbbett A Malls 
Lala Seiblni Co 

TILSA. OK I. A. 

MaJeMlir 

Delmar A Kolb 
Aekland A Mae 
"P. ist Present ft V 
linlay A Hill 
Vlasta Maslova Co 
Edith Clifford 
(One to BIB 

WICniTA FALLS 

Majestic 
Lord A Fuller 

Bevnn A Flint 

Alan Hrooks Co 
Dert Fitzgibbon 
Darbett* 



INTERSTATE CIRCUIT 



Palace Theatre Building. New York City 
DALLAS, TEX. 

Majestic 

Chas 1-Meiibury 
Neapolitan Duo 



Oliver ft Olp 
Copy ft J axon 
"Love Shop" 



Grace Demat 
Rlrey Sisters 



Professionals 

Send for a Copy of Our Great 
Waltz Hallad. 

"WAGON TRACKS" 

Your Audience Will Like It. 
The KONDAS MUSIC PUB. CO. 
32 IIARHOR AVK.. ASHTAIH I A. O. 



PT. WORTH. TEX. 

MaJeNtie 

JAN Dims 
Jcauette Cbilds 



TRUNKS 



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FOR TUB PROFESSION. 

AT BIG DISCOUNTS 

RIALTO LLGGAGE SHOP 
159 West 4 'id St.. Near 8th Avenue. 



No. 13 



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EDDIE MACK TALKS: 

l*4jp ^L 1 ^T f 

B 9 F% Wsm lhsa ■ 

SUIT OR OVERCOAT 

Value* Up lo $59.00 29»50 

Values Up to $85.00 33«50 

Making Room for Spring Models and Fabrics 
1582-1584 Broadway 722-724 Seventh Ave. 



Opp. 8trand Theatre 



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Having realized the individual talents of artists like Eddie 
*, Ed Wynn, Frank Tinney, Will Rogers; Fannie Brice; 
Bernard Granville, Jim Barton, Walter Catlett and others too 
numerous to mention; having foreseen their possibilities and helped 
them achieve success; I am now in a position to take under my 
personal management a number of artists to whom I shall devote 
my personal time and attention. 

• * 

If you feel your personal talent warrants my taking over your 
affairs, furthering your interests and making you of greater com* 
mercial value in the eyes of the Managers of Musical Comedies and 
Dramatic Productions and the Public I will be pleased to have you 
drop in to see me and talk the matter over. 







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MAX HART 



Bryant 7403-7404 
Room 214 



Strand Theatre Builclinj 
New York 



DELAWARE INCORPORATIONS. 

Dover, Del., Jan. 12. 

Dnmui Productions Co., Alms; 
capital, $1,000,000; directors, Philip 
Van Loan. Charles Dietrich. Her- 
man B. Drumbsrg, New York. 

Royal Arcsds Co.; capital, I2G0.- 
000; directors, T. I*. Croteau, M. A. 
Bruce. 8. K. Dill. Wilmington. 

K. T. Film Distributing Corp. 
changed to Farmers' Film Corp., 
New York. 

Sinora Co., Philadelphia, talking 
machines, capital, $300,000; direct- 



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INERS 



AKE-UP 

Est. Henry C. Miner, Inc. 



ors, T. L. Croteau. M. A. Brace, S. 
E. Dill. Wilmington. 

Kilkenny Amuse. Co.; capital, 
$25,000; directors same as above. 

Ex-Cel Amuse. Co.; capital, $10,- 
000; directors, F. R. llansell, J. Ver- 
non Pimm, E. M. MacFarland, Phil- 
adelphia. 

Madison Film Corp.; capital, $1,- 
000.000; directors, C. T. Cohee, C. B. 
Outten, S. L. Maekey, Wilmington. 



NEW YORK INCORPORATIONS. 

American Spectacle Co., capital 
$205,000, directors S. Charles 
Hirsehberg. 77 E. Mtth St., Benja- 
min F. Foster, 30 \V. 70th St., New 
York Ciiy. 

!nd 'stry Visualized, Inc., capital 
$25,000, directors. A. C. Wilmerding. 
27 Maiden Lane. W E Kisselburgh, 
.Jr., 120 Broadway, P. De Montravel, 
203 W. 103d St.. New i ork City 

Fables Pictures, motion pictures. 
capital stock $1,000. directors, A. J. 



THE HIT OF THE BILL 



Bobby Heath 



and 






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Adele Sperling 



This Week (Jan. 10)— B. F. KEITH'S COLONIAL, 

New York 



Van Beuren, Abe E. Biegel, Charles 
McDonald, 1542 Broadway, New 
York City. 

Frances Theatre, Brooklyn, pic- 
tures; capital, $50,000; directors. 
B. Koondel, F. Turkat, C. Friedman, 
278 Hart street. Brooklyn. 

Screen and Stage Plays, Manhat- 
tan; capital, $20,000; directors, \V. 
A. Jackolo, W. Hechheimer, R. 
Workman, 1465 Broadway. 

Opportunity Fjlm Corp., Manhat- 
tan ; capital, $175,000; directors, M. 
M. Henchel, A. H. Bogan, H. Led- 
erer, 171 Mornlngside avenue. 

Capital Increass — Republic Labo- 
ratories, Manhattan, to carry on 
business with $1,325,000 and 3.000 
preferred shares at $100 each and 
102.500 common, no par. 

Capital Increase — Diamond Amuse. 
Corp., Manhattan, $200,000 to $300,- 
000. 

Capital Increase — Sheers Amuse. 
Knterpris«>s, Corona, N. Y., $25,000 
to $600,000. 

Capital Increase — Chain Theatres 
Corp., Del., 20,000 shares preferred, 
$50 each; 140,000 common, ro par; 
F. L. Smart, Buffalo, representative. 

Turges Amusement Corporation, 
Manhattan, pictures; capital. $15.- 
000. Directors, S. Rothnor. M. 
Friedor, S. S. Tolk, 825 West 179th 
street 

San Gabriel Producing Co., Man- 
hattan, pictures; active capi'ai. 
$6,400. Direr-tors, C. Lazarus. S. A. 
Mcintosh, B. S. Benedict, 5:;9 West 
162d stre* f. 

A. L. Shay, Manhattan, theatrical; 
capital, $150,000. Directors. 11. t' 
ODonnell, L. E. McMahon, A. B 
Shay. Hotel Lucerne. 

Reorganization. — Automatic 
Vaudeville Co., Manhattan, to do 
business with $425,000 and 50,000 
-hares common, no par value. 



Civio Theatre, Manhattan. 

Increass of Capital Stock. 

Mirrorphon Talkim Machine Co. 
(Brooklyn) .$20,000 to $10,000. 

Manhattan Booking Exchange, in- 



crease in number of shares. Nl'V, 
120 io I, ' uo. 

Selsnick Enterprise, Jersey City, 
>.'. J.; change to Selzntck Corp.; 
$60,000,000 to $i20.000.000. 

Montauk and Elite Theatre Corp, 
(Continued on pass 34 » 



NOTICE! 

Actors, Managers, Stage Employees and Musicians 



DID YOU 
GET YOURS? 






Statement and Designat : on. 
World Motion Pictures Corpora- 
tion (Delaware), Alfred Walker, 
agent. 600 Fifth avenue. New Vork 
cay. 

Dissolutions. 
High Art Production (Manhat- 
tan). 

Brighton Peach Park (Manhat- 
tan). Bayer Brothers. 

Civic Theatres (Manhattan). 

Gus Hill's Minstrsl Co, Manhat- 
tan. 




lu.KT \rnioHT 

M. K. (H.ASSCOtf 



GLASSCOCK LEASING SYNDICATE 
811 Brady Building San Antonio, Texas 



BILLY 




HALL 



with JENNIE COLBORN 



IN THEIR SENSATIONAL LAUGHING HIT 

"HILDA" 



Direction PETE MACK 



PAT CASEY AGENCY 



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jfusic by ALBERT VON TILZER 



Wordi by LEW BROWN 



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FROM THE FIJI ISLE 

We can't say too much about Gee Gee. February first will see this song among the country's biggest hit*. 



Music by ALBERT VON TILZER 



Words by LEW BROWN 




USED TO LOVE YOU 

UT IT'S ALL OVER NOW 

The high water mark in hit songs. When you hear it, it will get you the same as it did us. 



• ALL 
STAR 

PROGRAMME 



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ALL 
STAR 
PROGRAMME 



145 WEST 45th STREET, NEW YORK CITY 



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Umsic by ALBERT VON TILZER 



Words by NEVILLE FLEESON 



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I'LL BE WITH YOU IN 



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[The undeniable ballad hit of the year, now being featured by over 200 of the most prominent vaudeville arts on all the circuits throughout the United State*. 






Music by ALBERT VON TILZER 



Words by LEW BROWN 














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Abe sensational novelty song of the season. It lias outclassed every competitive song so completely that it now »Uud6 aloe* 



VAK1KT Y 



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BOOKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH B. F. KEITH AND ORPHEUM CIRCUITS 



Roon 



WRITE, WIRE or CALL 



m 507, ROMAX BLDG. 



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HEW INCORPORATIONS. 

(Continued from page 32.) 
Brooklyn; $10,000 to $100,000. 
Certificate of change of name: 
Film Booking Office to Walgrcone 
Film Corporation, Manhattan. 

NEW JERSEY INCORPORATIONS 

Trenton, Jan. 12. 

Newark Stadium Co., capital $11,- 
•00.000; director!, Thomas J. Doyle, 
WUlard T. Hlggl.-is, Ralph B. Wag- 
aer. New Tork. 

Clnl Atlantio Pier and Amusement 
Ce, capital, $50,000; directors, P. 
R. HanseU. 8. C. Clow, John A. 
KaePeap. Camden. 

Thriller Construction and Operat- 
ing Co., Jersey City; capital. $50,- 
directors, George A. Noffka, 



Katie Noffka, Grantwood; William 
,Ford, New York. 

Certificate filed by Wideseope 
Capers d\ Film Corp., manufactur- 
ers of picture machines, to operate 
in New Jersey; F. J. Higglns, 15 
Exchange place, Jersey City, agent. 

H. A H. Realty Co.; theatres; 
capital, $50,000; no directors named. 
215 Broad street. Elizabeth. 

Dixie Theatres Co, a Delaware 
corporation, filed certificate to con- 
struct and operate theatres and 
other amusement buildings in New 
Jersey; 192 Market street, Newark. 



"Headquarters for All Theatrical 

Makeup" 

MAC APPLETON 

L OCKWO OP HESS MINE R'S 

STEIN MEYERS 

SSI ilSMTM AVI, B. T.C MAIL ORDERS 

ATTENDED TO 



LETTERS 



When senrfim tot mall te VARIKTI 
address Mali Clark. 

POSTCAKIie, ADVF.RTI8INO OB 

liUUI.AIt LKTTRUja WUX MOT 
3E ArVRTtTISED 

LETTERS ADVERTISED IM O- 

'Tg ON'T. 



Atmi Irene 
Adams Rex 
Adams Ted 
AJax A Emily 
Almond Mrs T 
Alward Harry 



Ambrose 
Ander Otrls • 
Aug Rdna 

Baker Lottn 
Barker A mbrosa 



SPECIAL SONGS, TALK. ETC. 
WRITTEN RIGHT— by CASPER NATHAN 



BAMDOLPH ST., CHICAGO— 24 Floss? 



•Xet's Talk It Oree- 




-ALWAY5 OPEN— 

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B'way, Bet. 43d A 44th St*. 

DELICIOUS 
OYSTERS 

— AND— 

SEAFOOD 
COFFEE 

ESPECIALLY BLENDED BY 

CAUCHOIS COFFEE CO. 
Coffee Blenders for 70 Years 



Barker Mildred 
Harnett Mr 
Belmont A vary 
Belmont Tom 
Bennett Sydney 
1 terse h Geo 
Bertram Mr * Mrs 
Black Helen 
Blair Helen 
Block Eric 
Bonner Diana 
Bowman Nellie 
Bowman Bros 
Brandon A E 
Breach Louis 
Breault Alma F 
Briscoe Emmet 
Brlsco & Rouk 
Brown Jesse 
Buchanan R 
Buropus Chaa 
Burk Elex 
Burke B A 
Burke A Llllette 
Burnett Paul 
Burr Agnes 
Byron Marc la 

Calloway Tom 
Camla Willie 
Campbell Donald 
Carlisle Ales 
Caron Geo 
Carrol Claire 
Clark Herbert 
Clayton A Lmnte 
Claire Doris 
Clifford Edit* 
Clinton BAD 
Clover Chas 
Crals A Daltoa 
Creamer Wm H 
Cunningham Art hur 

Dale Mies If 
Dalton Jack 
Dalton Marie 
De Lean Kitty 
Delmore Arthur 
De Mont Alice A Lou 
De Rex Billy 
Derwest Clarence 
De Valery Mignsa 
De Varney Vers 
Dewey Ben 
Dudley Edgar 
Duncan Lillian 
Dunn Jimmy 

Earns Irene 
Karl Edna 
Eary A Eary 
Edlnbury ('has 
Elklne Jack 
. .Emeraon Richard 

Faust Viola 
Fay Anna Era - 
Feldman Morris 
Fenwlck .Sisters 
Ferro A Coulter 
Fielding A Boomer 
Flnlay Boh 
Fisher Albert 
Fitzgerald Jack 
Flttglbbons Marls 
Francis Bertha 
Francis W W 
Friedman Jack M 

Gardner TI M 
Gebest Chas 
Georges Flo 
Oerhue Mayme 
Gibson Kate 
Giddy A Olddy 
Gilmore Barney 
Gloor Gus 
Goodrich Ruth 
Grady Mr A Mn Jas 
Green A Dean 
Ouyot Bobby 

Hagans Dancing 



Halbach Wlnfred 
Hamlin A Mack 
Harcourt Leslie 
Harkins JAM 
Harris Joe 
Harrison Madeline 
Hearn Bonita 
Helvey A Brill 
Hendricks Duke 
Henry A Adelaide 
Hitchcock Raym'nd 
Hon* Hannah 
Hoffman Mike 
Holden Erma 
Holt Vivian 
Howarth Blllle 
Hurson Frank 

Isle A C H B 
Iverson Fritsle 

Jackson W R 
James Walter 
Jarrow Mr 
Jeffrey Hugh 
Jerome Nat 8 
Jordan Alys 
Jordan Betty 
Jordan Jack 
Judls Mr D 

Kartwell A Harris - -. 
Keelsy Julie 
Kelly Theresa 
Kelly Wm 
Kennedy A Brabant 
Knox Edw 

Lamb's Manlklss 
Lannlng Jack 
La Pearl Roy 
La Rue O race 
I a Shell A J 
La Tour Babe 
Laurell SAM 
La VaU H A I 
La Vara Dancing 
Lavarre Paul 
Lavelle Miss K 
Leightos Rags 
Leonard Mrs F 
Lester Frances I 
Lewes Miriam 
Lloyd Archie 
Lloyd Ray 
Lockhart Ltlllaa 
Lockhart Mabel 
Lopes 

Loveland Carl H 
Loweree Eddie 
Lowrle Rene 

MacDonaldMr&MrsC 
MacKay Grant 
Mackensie Ralph. 
Madison Kitty 
Madison Ruth 
Magalls E N 
Mang A Snyder 
Marlette Robt 
Marquis Marie 
Marney Peggy 
Marshall Edw 
Mason Flo 
McGrathA Yeomaa 
McWilllams Frank 
Mehllnger Artie 
Morrlman Girls 
Millard Billy 
Mitchell Louise 
Murphy Frank F 

Nadlne Mary 
Nolson Walter 
Nester Frankle 
Nicholson A If 
Noe Cecil 
Norton Jack 

O'Byme Patricia 
O'Connor Winnie 
O' Dare Van 
O Dell Larry 
Odenklrchen A 



Oiga A AUes 
Oldsmith Mary L 

Parker Mabelle 
Paul LevanAMIUei 
Pelletler L E 
Peters A Le Bust 
nicer A Douglas 
Plngres A Dwyer 
Potter W G 

Raymond A Schrai 
Rlgdon Dancers 
Ronca Dora 
Rose Jsck 
Rosen baum Sam 
Ross Vers 
Ryan Ben 
Ryan Tolls 

Sampsel Guy M 
Sauyer Delia 
Schmedding W 
Schramm Miss P 
Schram A Schrass 
Scott SUn 
Seren Walter 
Shaffer Edith 
Shannon Ester 
Shaw Winn 
Shea Jlmmle 
Shepard Peggy 
8hlmm Chas 
Shlngold Nate B 
Slgmond R ■ 
Simpson Harry O 
Sims Chas 



Snrth I^ady P 
Smith A Bagley 
Somerset Freda 
Souths Paul 
Souths A Tobias 
Stcdman Pannte 
St Onges The 
Stuart Herbert 

Tamf Miss T 
Tarns Irene 
Tempest Mrs M 
Terry Jennstt \^ 
Thomas Vera ' 

Thornton Arthur 
Tompkins Susan 
Trucchl Blanche 
Trucchl Mre J I 
Twomer Henry 

Vale Violet 
Valentine Babe 
Valentine R U 
Van Jack 
Vanderbllt Gertie 
Van Hooven 
Van N os t rand Karl 
Velde Anns 
Voelke Gea 
Voltaire Harry 
Vox Valentine 

Walker Ravened 
Walsh Joe* 
Waune Fere 
West Jack 
White Tommy 



Whiteside Marjorts 
Wicks Jack 
Williamson Betty 
Wilmot Dolly 
Wilson Bettle 



Wilson Pres 
Wilson A Norbeg 
Woods Joe 

Zeck Billy 



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Adams Jack 

Leslie Ethel 

De Sitva Mr* Mrs P 



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Andrews Cecal 
Adams Trie 
Adams Jack 
Armstrong A Grant 
A'bark A Adrlenns 
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Armento Angels 
Altiere James 
Arnold A So bet 

Bimbo Chas 
Burke Helen 
Belasco Mrs A 



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Barett Robert 
Blessing Mrs C 
Butler A DeMut a 
Bronaon A Baldwin 
Benny Jack 
Bernard A Lloyd 
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VARIETY 



Friday, January 14, 1921 



Mile. THEO S DANDIES 



SEASON 
1921 



FEATURING THE BALOON GIRL— PLAYING KEITH TIME 



Renard A Jordan 
HedeJl Harry 
Rantple Harriet 
Rogers Frank. 
Riff* Mar/ 
Regan Jamea 



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Scott Bert 
8 placet Mo it la 
Seymore Dolly 
Smith Oliver Cm 
Scully Betelle 
Sperling rhlllp 
Sully Law 
Stead Sue 
8omervllle _ 
Stafford E<Jw1n 
Sperry Mr 
Santry * Nartan 
Stafford A Da Roaa 
Spahman Albert 
Santry A Nartoa 
Schulta Harry 
Stafford l,— 
Ktmm Orrtila 



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Sunlh Willi© 

Taylor Rleanor 
Tempest Florens 
Thomas Vera 
Thayer Chae 
Tucker Cyril 

Vert Hazel 
Venn V 
Von Valentine 
Vincent Jewel 
Vaughn Dorothy 
Vyoyan A Kaatner 

Williamson Oea 
Wilson Misses 
Wood Margaret 
Weeka LeRoy A 
Wilbur Blot* 
Wllaon Mrs J 
Ward A Dooly 
Wilson Hetty 
Waterman Norma 



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BURLESQUE ROUTES 



(Jan. 17-24.) 

-All Jaw Revue" 17 Howard Poa- 
ton 24-2G New Bedford New Bed- 
ford 27-29 Acadei , Fall River. 

"Around the Town" 17 Empreaa 
Cincinnati 24 Lyceum Columbua. 

"Bathing Beauties" 18 Gayety 
Minneapolis 24 Gayety St Paul. 

"Beauty Revue" 17 Worcester 
Worcester 24 Gilmore Springfield. 

"Beauty Trust" 17-18 Lyceum St 
Jose 24 Gayety Minneapolis. 

"Best Show in Town" 17 Colum- 
bia Chicago 23-25 Bcrohel Dea 
Moines. 

"Big Sensation" 17 Empire Cleve- 
land 24 Avenue Detroit. 

"Big Wonder Show" 17 Gayety 
Pittsburgh 24-26 Park Youngstown 
27-29 Grand Akron. 

"Bon Tons" 17 Grand Hartford 
24 Jacques Waterbury. 

"Bostonians" 17 Lyric Dayton 24 
Olympic Cincinnati. 

"Bowerys" 17 Empire Newark 24 
Casino Philadelphia, 

"Broadway Belles" 17 Cadillac 
Detroit 24 Englewood Chicago. 

"Cabaret Girls" 17 Gayety Brook- 
lyn 24 Olympic New York. 

"Cute Cutie" 17 Gayety St Paul 
24 Gayety Milwaukee. 



"Flashlights of 1120" 17 L O 24 
Gayety St Louis. 

"Follies of Day* 17 Gayety St 
Louis 24 Star and Garter Chicago. 

"Follies of 1 Measure" 17 Troca- 
dero Philadelphia 24 Star Brooklyn. 

"Folly Town" 17 Casino Boston 
't'i 'Columbia- Nsw *Y<trk* 

"French Frolics" 17-19 New Bed- 
ford New Bedford 20-22 Academy 
Fail River 24 Worcester Worcester. 

"Girls de Looks" 17 Casino Phila- 
delphia 24 Hurtig ft Seamon's New 
York. 

"Girls from Follies' , 17 Lyceum 
Columbus 24 Empire Cleveland. 

"Girls from Happyland" 17 Peo- 
ples Philadelphia 24 Palace Balti- 
more. 

"Girls from Joyland" 17 Gayety 
Louisville 24 Empress Cincinnati. 

"Girls of U 8 A" 17 Majestic 
Jersey City 24 Perth Amboy 25 
Plainfleld 20 Stamford 27-29 Park 
Bridgeport. 

"Golden Crook" 17 Star Cleve- 
land 24 Empire Toledo. 

"Grown Up Babies" 17 Avenue 
Detroit 24 Victoria Pittsburgh. 

Hastings Harry 17-19 Bastable 
Syracuse 20-22 Gayety Utica 24 
Gayety Montreal. 

"Hip Hip Hurrah" 17 Olympic 
Cincinnati 24 Columbia Chicago. 

"Hits and Bits" 16-18 Berchel 
Des Moines 24 Gayety Omaha. 

"Hurly Burly" 17 Haymarkct 
Chicago 24 Park Indianapolis. 

"Jaza Babies" 17 Gayety Balti- 
more 24 L O. 

"Jingle Jingle" 17 Casino Brook- 
lyn 24 Peoples Philadelphia. 

"Jollities" 17 Star and Garter 
Chicago 24 Gayety Detroit. 

"Joy Riders" 17 Standard St Louis 
24 Century Kansas City. 

"Kandy Kids" 17 L O 24 Bijou 
Philadelphia. 

Kelly Lew 17 Gayety Kansas City 
24 L O. 

"Kewple Dolls" 17 Englewood 
Chicago 24 Standard St Louis. 

"Lid Lifters" 17 Penn Circuit 24 
Gayety Baltimore. 

"London Belles" 17-18 Park 
Youngstown 20-22 Grand Akron 24 
Star Cleveland. 

"Maids of America" 17 Empire 
Albany 24 Gayety Boston. 

Marion Dave 17 Gayety Rochester 
24-26 Bastable Syracuse 27-29 
Gayety Utica. 



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"Million Dollar Dolls'* IT Oayety 
Bom ton 24 Grand Hartford.. 

"Mischief Makers" 17 Bijou 
Philadelphia 24 Majestic Scranton. 

"Monte Carlo Girls" 20 Rajah 
Reading 21-22 Grand Trenton 24 
Trocadero Philadelphia. 

"Naughty Naughty" 1T-19 Cohen's 
Newburg 20-22 Cuiten*« Fougb- 
keepsle 24 Howard Boston. 

"Parisian Flirts" IT Bingharaton 
18 Elmira 19-22 Inter Niagara 
Falls 24 Star Toronto. 

"Parisian Whirl" 17 Empire To- 
ledo 24 Lyric Dayton. 

"Peek-a-Boo" 17 Palace Balti- 
more 24 Gayety Washington. 

"Powder Puff Revue" 17 Gayety 
Toronto 24 Gayety Buffalo. 

"Puss Puss" 17 Victoria Pitts- 
burgh 24 Penn Circuit. 

"Razxle Dazzlo" 17 Majestic 
Scranton 24 Binghamton 26 Elmira 
26-29 Inter Niagara Falls. 

Reeves Al 17 Hurtig & Seamon's 
New York 24 Empire Brooklyn. 

Reynolds Abe 17 Orpheum Pater- 
son 24 Majestic Jersey City. 

"Record Breakera" 17 Gilmore 
Springfield 24 L O. 

"Roseland Girls" IT Perth Amboy 
18 Plainneld 19 Stamford 20-22 
Park Bridgeport 24 Empire Provi- 

(a€T)C6 

Singer Jack 17 Gayety Detroit 24 
Gayety Toronto. 

"Snappy Snapps" 17 Gayety Buf- 
falo 24 Gayety Rochester. 

"Social Follies" 17 Academy Buf- 
falo 24 Cadillac Detroit 

"Social Maids" 17 Empire Brook- 
lyn 24 Empire Newark . 

"Some Show" 17 Empire Hobo- 
ken 24-26 Cohen's Newburg 27-29 
Cohen's Poughkeepsie, 

"Sporting Widows" 17 Columbia 
New York 24 Casino Brooklyn . 

"Step Lively Girls" 17 Gayety 
Omaha 24 Gayety Kansas City. 

Stone & Pillard 17 Century 
Kansas City 24-25 Lyceum St Jose. 
"Sweet Sweeties" 17 Star To- 
ronto 24 Academy Buffalo. 

"Tempters" 17 Olympic New 
York 24 Gayety Newark. 

"Tid Bits 1920" 17 Gayety New- 
ark 27 Rajah Reading 28-29 Grand 
Trenton. 

"Tiddledy Winks" 17 Star Brook- 
lyn 24 Empire Newark . 

"Tittle Tattle" 17 Park Indianap- 
olis 24 Gayety Louisville. 

"Town Scandals" 
Waterbury 18 Miner's Bronx New 
York. 

"20th Century Maids" 17 Miner's 
Bronx New York 24 Orpheum ; 
I* eL t £ r so n 

"Twinkle Toes" 17 Gayety Wash- I 
ington 24 Gayety Pittsburgh. 

"Victory Belles" 17 Empire 
Providence 24 Casino Boston . 

"Whirl of Mirth" 17 L O 24 
Gayety Brooklyn. 

White Pat 17 Gayety Milwaukee 
24 Haymarket Chicago. 

Williams Mollis 17 Gayety Mon- 
treal 24 Empire Albany. 



publicity agent, passed last week 
visiting friends in Albany. "Whit." 
as he was popularly known when 
he "covered" sports for Albany 
dallies before taking up circus pub- 
licity work, was the guest at a 
breakfast given by friends on the 
morning papers in the Hampton 
Hot*!. 



Myretta Chatham, society editor 
of the Knickerbocker Press, is now 
handling the publicity for the 
Strand. 



Peter A. Martone of Albany is out 
with the Fayden Trio. The trio have 
a Wop act. 



Adele Vaughan, daughter of the 
late Frank A. Vaughan, one of the 
biggest political writers in the State, 
scored an immense hit last week at 
the Grand. The former Albany girl 
appeared in the act with Jack Shea, 
headliner, and showed that she pos- 
sesses no little amount of theatrical 
ability. She was given plenty of 
space in the papers, all dailies using 
special stories on her. 



Helen Neff, sister of John Neff, 
widely known copy rcaier of Al- 
bany, has joined the "Jimmle" com- 
pany in New York. Miss Neff has 
a dancing number In the show. 



BOSTON , 

BY LEN LIBDEY. 

SHUBERT.— Third week. "The 
Passing Show." 

MAJESTIC. — "The Midnight 

Rounders," third week. 

PLYMOUTH.— Third week, "The 
Purple Mask." 

WILBUR. — "When We Are 
Young," third week. 

TREMONT.— Third week, "One." 

COLONIAL.— Last two weeks, 
"Apple Blossoms." 

HOLLIS.— Second week, "Clar- 
ence." 

PARK SQUARE — Honors Are 
Even." second week. 

GLOBE.— Second week, "It's Up 
to You." 

ARLINGTON. — Opened under 

new policy with stock known as the 

■L Jac ^ T ues Arlington Players. "Peg o' My 



Heart" first attraction. 

COPLEY.— Henry Jewett Players 
presenting "Lady Windermere's 
Fan." 

GAYETY.— "The Sporting Wid- 
owa" 

CASINO. — "Ths Bon Ton Girls"! 

HOWARD.— "The French Frol- 
ics." 

TREMONT TEMPLE -r-."W»r 
Down East," the film. 









BUFFALO. 

By 8IDNEY BURTON. 

MAJESTIC— "The Night Boat." 
Doing business. 

SHUBERT TECK.— "Irene," with 
Dale Winter. Again! Two dollars 
and fifty cents top this time. 

GAYETY.— Davs Marlon's com- 
pany. 

ACADEMY.— "Broadwey Belles." 







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ALBANY, N. Y. 

Louis A. Buettner, general man- 
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has been appointed by Herbert C. 
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i to Aid Starving Children in Central 
and Eastern Europe, as chairman of 
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Although the film field is a new 
one for Uly S. Hill, the new man- 
ager of the Mark Strand theatre, the 
Albany theatrical man seems to be 
"getting on" splendidly in his new 
post. Hill Is keeping the theatre in 
the front with some new publicity 
stunts, his latest being an invitation 
to members of the Albany Rotary 
clubs and their women friends to 
attend a performance at the Strand 
and which was promptly accepted 
by the Rotarians. 



Tillie Hellman, daughter of Harry 
Hellman, owner of the Royal, Al- 
bany, was married to Jack Leonard, 
New York playwright and theatrical 
producer, at the Clarldge Hotel, New 
York, last week. 



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TORONTO 
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NEW YORK 

711 Seventh Avenue 

LOS ANGELE3 

Alhambra Building 



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BOSTON 
181 Tremont Street 

NEW ORLEANS 

115 University Place 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Pantnge-5 Theatre Building 



'Dying With the Blues' 

The most sensational Blues ever written 

Free to Performers. Published by 

ABKOW MUSKUUU& CO., 2305 7th Ave., JJEW YORK 




CHICAGO 
Grand Opera House Bldg. 

PHILADELPHIA 
Globe Theatre Building 

ST. LOUIS 

Calumet Building 



Orchestra 1 

Leaders Who 

Cater to the 

Public's Wants 

Are Raving 

About This 

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MINNEAPOLIS 
216 Pantages Building 

KANSAS CITY 
Gayety Theatre Building 

PITTSBURGH 
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ARE YOU GOING TO EUROPE? 

Bteaauhip accomodation* arranged en at) Unas, at Main Ofllra Prices. Boat* arc 
Koine very r n l1? arrange early, rorrig-a Money bouaht and void, f.lbartj Bond* 

v - bought and «old 

f ACL TAtSlO a SON. 104 Rait 14tb St. New York Phone: Stayreaant S1S8-G1S1 




H. HICKS & SON 

675 Fifth Avenue, at 53d Street 

Have a little fruit delivered to your home or your 
friends — take it to your week-end outing 



LYRIC— Pop vaudeville. 

There is a noticeable downward 
trend In .advertising the scale of 
prices for attractions at local houses 
"Irene," at $2.50 top, is advertising 
"no advance In prices." The same 
company here a month ago sealed 
$3. "The Night Boat" has a $2.50 
top, but ev< n with a cast of "names" 
}g not ployjfns* up Its prices. '^jjIli* - 
dite," the Tcck next week, has $3.85 
advertised as top price. 

Jamestown, N. Y., is out with one 
of the most sensational scandals 
that ever struck this end of the 
State. An evening paper uncovered 
the story that a number of high 
school Stria were the victims of a 
"vice ring," and that certain local 
physicians had been performing il- 
legal operations in connection with 
this wholesale system. The Hoard 
of Education gave out a prepared 
statement denying that the evil was 
Widespread, although admitting that 
two or three girls at school had been 
complained of. The story Is that a 
number of Kirls. all under H>, were 
taken to downtown offices by young 
men companions at the suggestion 
and for the entertainment of certain 



business and theatrical men. State- 
ments from several of the Rirls al- 
leged to have been attacked are said 
to have been secured. 



CLEVELAND. 

By J. WILSON ROY. 

OPERA HOUSE.— "Abraham Lin- 
coln " 

SHUBERT-COLONIALT — "Adam 
and Eva.* Next, "Irene." 

PROSRECT.— Leflingwell-Rucklev 
stock. "She Walked in Her Sleep." 
Next, "The Spendthrift." 

HOFFMAN'S HA HACK.— A Beg- 
gar in Hurple." 

EUCLID.— Third week, "Kismet." 

STILLMAN— All week. "The. Mis- 
!< i-ling Woman." 

STANDARD— All week, "Two 
Kinds of LOVS." 

MALL --"Sins of Ro«nnnc." 

ALHAMBRA.— Idols of Clay." 

KNICKERBOCKER and Oltl'llE- 
UM.— All week. "Officer G6f>." 

GAIETY. All week, "The Tex- 
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METROPOLITAN snd STRAND 
— "Woni'ii Men Love." 



House this week, with Frank Mc- 
Olynn in "Abraham Lincoln," the 
Drinkwater play. The advance sale 
outstripped that of Zleufeld's "Fol- 
lies." 



prank Waited, charged with the 
murder of Frances Altman Stock* 
well, choruH girl, last February, has 
been released on $1,000 personal 
bond This action was taken, that 
W lilted miRht be turned over to the 
probate court and sent to the Ohio 
Hospital for Epileptics. The Indict* 
ment will continue against him in 
criminal court. 



Th<» film at the Metropolitan and 
Strand this week — "Women Men 
Love*'— is a Cleveland-made picture, 
the product of the Bradley studios. 



Capacity' i« the word at tl>e Opera 



DENVER. 

By THO. ..AS H. FERRIL. 
litnvt'i'K Little theativ movement 
received fresh Impetus last week 
when greater crowds than ever 
packed the Auditorium of tho 
Woman's Club building to hear 



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J. J. MURDOCH, General Manager 



F. F. PROCTOR, Vice-President 



B. F. Keith's Vaudeville Exchange 



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(Palace Theatre Building, New York) 

EDWARD F. ALBEE A. PAUL KEITH 

Founders * 

can book direct by addressing S. K. HODGDON 



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"Sayonarn." by Charles Wakefle.d 
Cadman, "Cooks and Cardinals ' and 
"The Clock" "The Clock" was 
written hy Robert Courtney of the 
Denver Post staff and proved to be 
a gripping one-act sketch. It was 
held to be the best dramatic effort 
qf a local writer ;,roduced here in 
some time. The Denver Players are 
laying plans for the building of a 
theatre as soon as their resources 
warrant it. 



Henry EX Walthall Is moving e;ist 




Beautify Your Face 

torn man taal •••• «• »••• ■••• 
Many •! t*a "Prafaaalaa* »■»♦ •» 
talaai aai rata** tettat aarto *> 

batlat aia aarrwt ta«ir *aatarai im- 
•arfMttaaa aat -•■•»# alaaritaea. 
Caaialtatlaa rraa. 'aaa raaaaaafela. 

ff B. SMITH at D. 

Ml nrtb at«. n. i. o. 

(Opp- Waldorf) 



with a new comedy entitled "Would 
You?" with a cast made up almost 
entirely of picture people. The 
.show will play at the Broadway 
Thursday. Friday and Saturday this 
week. The first half of the week 
will be devoted to Stetson's "L'ncle 
Tom's Cabin." George V. Hobart's 
•'Experience*' is billed for the stock 
show week starting Jan. 16. The 
Wilkes stock at the Denham is fin- 
ishing "Forever After" this week, 
and starts Sunday with "The Won- 
derful Thing." by Lillian T. Brad- 
ley. Miss Georgie Knowlton, char- 



WARDROBE PROP. 
TRUNKS, $10.00 



Marcus Loew's 

BOOKING AGENCY 

General Executive Offices 
Putnam Building, Times Square 






New York 



J. H. LUBIN 



General Manager 



Mr. Luoin Personally Interviews Artists Daily 

Between 11 and 1 



AMALGAMATED 

VAUDEVILLE 
AGENCY 

1441 Broadway, New York 
Now Booking 12 Consecutive Weeks 

Four weeks in Philadelphia without carfare—? 
balance of time in immediately vicinity. 



The Gus Sun Booking Exchange Co. 

Booking Vaudeville from Coast to Coast 



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Big B&rgatna. flirt been used. Also 
S Taw Second Hand innovation and Fibre 
Wardrobe Trunks, lit and $11. A tew 
• xtra large Property Trunka Alao old 
Taylor and Dal Trunks. Parlor Floor. 
21 Weat Slat Street. New York City. 



acter load of the company, who has 
been ill for several weeks, will be 
in the cast. 



CHICAGO OFFICE 






WAYNE CHRISTY 

212 Putnam Bldg. 

NEW YORK CITY 



Masonic Tempi* Building 

J. C. MATTHEWS in Charge 



CONEY HOLMES 
PAUL G0UDR0N 
Woods Theatre Bldg. 
CHICAGO, ILL. 



The leading picture hills include 
*Gtiile Of Women," America; "The 
Hookh's Return*" Princess; "Brews- 
ter'3 Millions," Rialto, and "Dead 
Men Tell No Talcs." Rivoii. 



This week (Jan. 9) Is split by 
Henry B. Walthall, appearing In 
person in "Would You?" and "Undo 
Tom's Cabin,'' which has not had an 
airing in Denver for a long time. 



David M. Hartford Productions, 
according to report, will send a 
company from Los Angeles Jan. 4 to 
work on "The Golden Snare" near 



TRUNKS 

For the Theatrical Profession 

Strand Luggage Shop 

The Luggagf Shop With a Conscience. 

«»3 SIXTH Wi: . lot. :«Mli & 40th Stfl. 

"Oprn r. i ruing* Till 7" 



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J. W. TODD 

726 Brisbane Bldg. 

BUFFALO, N. Y. 



HOWARD R0YER 

205 Apollo Bldg. 

PITTSBURGH, PA. 



MARTIN BECK, MORT H. SINGER, 

President General Manager* 

CHARLES E. BRAY, 
General Western Representative 
FRANK VINCENT, 3. LAZ LANSBURGH, 

GEORGE GOTTLIEB, BENJ. B. £AHANE, 

Managers' Booking Dopt. . Law DepC 

E. H. CONWAY, JOHN POLLOCK, 

Publicity and Promotion Press Dept. 

O. R. McMAHON, 

Manager Auditing Department 

GENERAL OFFICES, 

PALACE THEATRE BUILDING, NEW YORK CITY 



Acts Routed from 10 to 40 Weeks 

Artists Can Book Direct 

WRITE, WIRE, PHONE NEAREST OFFICE 



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Theatrical Enterprises 
1493 Broadway 

(PUTNAM BUILDING) 



New York City 



Rocky Mountain Screen News, a 
publication to he devoted to the in- 
terests of the film men in this ter- 
ritory and combat all forms of ad- 
verse legislation, recently appeared 
on local nev. .stands. Charles (lil- 
len. secretary of the Rocky Moun- 
tain Screen club, is editor. 



BERT LEVEY CIRCUIT 
VAUDEVILLE THEATRES 

ALCAZAR THEATRE BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO 

PAUL GOUDRON 

EASTERN RF.PKF.SKNTATIV K. WOODS THEA. RLDO , CHICAGO. 



has purchased a standard projee* I stand policy. Under Famous P!a> 



tion machine. 



DES MOINES. 

By Don Clar'r-*— 

The 111 hind Is the newest picture 

house In J>«'s Moines, located in 



JAMES MADISON says: 

I om Reins to malt? 1921 th-? bigs;**! 
^p.-ir of my career. To do th s I UMlMt 
srrto* I ha f«'t<t acta of my career. My 
lanllenl Btill collect* \va monthly stipend 
a\t lit) Broadway, N. ft, 



Highland Park. Opened with Mtose 
Cobacker and Bam Bosna as owners 
and managi is. 



DETROIT 

BY JACOB SMITH 

C*sw Skinner ic'Tee Yiija Rose" 
at New Detroit.' Next. \\ hUe*S 
"Scandals," big advance sale. 



ers it has not been a sacccss so far 
No doubt will in time. 






Trinity Methodist Church has 
gone Into the screen game in earn- 
est. Tie church started last week 
with "Tin- fttream of Lift ■." .•• seven 
reel feature .and announced the first 
of a serial picture for Bunds y night. 
Bhow* w|M bo (liven twice a week, 
Sunday and Thursday. The church 



"Fiorodora" At Bhubert-PetrOlt. 
Opened to capacity. Two weeks. 

"The Songbird" with Marguerlta 

Svlva. Next, Charles Cherry in 
"Scandal." 

At the photoplays: "Kismet," 
Adams; "Great Adventure," Madi- 
son; "Passionate Pilgrim," Broad- 
way: "The Hcuttlers," Washington; 
"Hearts are Trump,*' Colonial; 
"Girl With the Jnss Heart," Re- 
gent; "Slim i'rtncese," Miles. 

Sidney Hmith, supervisor <» f the- 
atres for i mous Players, has been 
hers lor a lew days, looking ^ver 
the Majestic and is planning to 

make a. number of important 
changes. If Ikis been intimated 
this house will return t<» a week- 



Bid Lawrence has resigned I 
manager of the Ferry Field theatre. 

Yeggmen Mew the safe of the 
Majcfetlc last week and got away 
•with I&0Q in cash. 



The Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association 

John J. Nash, Business Manager. Thomas J. Carmody, Booking Manager 

3th Floor State-Lake Theatre Bids. CHICAGO, ILL 



Herman Rudkln, treasurer for 
four months of the Fox- Washing- 
ton, is missing and so is nearly 

Sl',000. The police are looking for 
him. 



BEN and 
JOHN 



FULLER 



AUSTRALIAN 
CIRCUIT 



W. H. Buttertleld announce* 
March 17 as the dclinite opening 
date of the new Strand. Lansing. 
The Bijou theatre there is to be 
renamed the Regent. 



J. I.. Tlynn is now manager of 

the Kobertson Cole exehange in 
Detroit 



The leading churches of 
have recommended that 
have a censor board of th 
eluding the present polios 
Royal Baker, one member 



Detroit 
Detroit 
ce, in- 
cruor. 
of the 



lie. roatlon Commission and 



one 



VAUDEVILLE AND MELODRAMA PANTOMIME 
American Representative, A. BEN FULLER 

DELGER BLDG., 1005 MARKET. ST. 
SAN FRANCISCO PHONE PARK 4332 



woman to be recommends d by the 
women's clubs. It Is felt that this 
will obviate the necessity of any 
legalised 'stats censor board, as the 
eliminations mads by the Detroit 
board will suffice for the entii" 
.state. Regardless, however, sev- 
eral censor bills are shortly to he 
introduced Into the state legisla- 
ture. 



J'., nous words of ill in exchange 
managers: "We have | ]«>t of con- 
tracts but the trouble is to get 
dates." This Is the situation in a 
nutshell. Exchange managers say 



there is no trouble to sell films, but 
the trouble is t li.it the exhibitors 
have bought s.» much stuff thM 
season that the di filer Ity is to get 
<i njes from them. 



DULUTH. 






By James Watts. 
After a slight slump i" business 
during tie- holidays, Duluth theatre* 
'ttrnped Into prosperity with VSD 

week. AB 
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geanos during the last 
classes of amusement 



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Hotels Catering to Profession 




Madison and Dearborn Streets m^STJB? SSI MMBL- CHICAGO 



500 Housekeeping Apartments 

(Qflhe Qtyttev Claov— Within R«a*h-«f Eocr.orr.icaf fovki;) • 

Under the direct suprrvhlon of th. owner*. Locate** »■ toe Marl ef the erty. |ust ef? Broadway, 
elo-e to «H boo^int o.Tlces. finrJtal theatres, depart men t stores. Irsetiaa lines. "L" read anil 
iwbway. 

We are the lairtJt malntamers at hoti«ekeapinp furalsaeP apart meats ipeclalizlnp to theatrical 
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ALL BUILDINGS LOUIPPCO WITH STEAM MEAT AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS 



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|4I te 347 Wast 45th St.. Phone Lonseere 3588 
A puildiap de fuse, last ecmpletcd elevator 
apartments arrante* la suites at one. two a..d 
three reams, with tllee sath ano shower, tiled 
kitchen*, kitchenettes. These apartments embody 
every luxury aaowa te modern science. 

$60.00 UP Monthly: $16.00 Up Weekly. 

VANDIS COURT 

141 247 Wast 43d 81 Phone Bryant 7812 

On*, three ano four ream apartments, with 
ttltohenettos. private Path ana telephone. 'he 
privacy these apartments are noted far Is one ef 
Its attractions. 

$15.00 Up Weekly. 



HENRI COURT 

SI2. 314 and 3>a West 40th St. 

Phone Lonseere 9830 

Ap up to the minute new flrtpreot Bulldini. 

arrange* In apartments of three and 'our raoms 

with kitchens and private hath Phone la each 

a part meat 

117.00 up Weakly 

THE DUPLEX 
138 aad 32$ West 43d St 
Phono Bryant 8181-4293 
Three aad fau> reams with osth. furnished te a 
Popree ef medernnoss that excels aaytblap la this 
type af aulldinj. these apartments will accom- 
modate four o/ mare adults. 

S8.50 Up Weekly. 



The Edmonds Furnished Apartments 

MRS CJ FORCE OANIEL, Proorlatraao «^um.. r 

Caterint Emlasiveh to the Profession Special Summer Rates tram laaa ta Bepiamaor. 
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Private Bath S-4 Rooms. Catering to the comfort and convenience of the profoaalon. 

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|1.25 Single without Bath 
$1 75 Double without Bath 
$2.25 Single with Bath 
S3.00 Double with Bath 



FREDON I A 

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TKNNK88BB AVE. Juat Off Boardw 
The Hotel That Haa Advortiacd 
ATLANTIC CITY for 29 Yeara 



NEW RICHWOOD HOTEL 

tU Tremont St. * stOrtfOft, ' 

Koomi 81.50 to 83.00 Per I»ny 
Weekly Rate* $8.00 and I'p 

Special Attention Theatrical Trade 



Addrosa all communicatlona to M. Claman 
Principal Office — Yand.e Court, 141 Weat 43rd Street, New York 
Apartmon's can be seen evenlnpja Office in each building. 



MARION HOTEL. 

156 Wept 35th Street. N. Y. City (2 blocks from Penn. Station) 

Under new management. 101 newly renovated room*— all modern <poavenJencee— 

kitchen privilege*. Batea: SO and np. 
Tel.: Greeley 5373-5374. MARTIN A. GRAHAM, Manager. 



IRVINGTON HALL 

355 to 359 VYost 61st Street. Phono Circle 6640 

\n elevator fireproof building ol the neweat type, having every device and eon- 
^nleni. Apartmenta are beautifully arranged aad consist of t I ' "<«">•,"» 
with !r" -»•«*• •"«! kitchenette- out It a* «l >heae. i !L? < V.Lia We€k ^' 

Addrea* all eommunlcationa to Charlea Tenenbaum. Irvtagtrm Hall. 



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754-756 EIGHTH AVENUE 

Betv -en 4CI «•• P«*» ' * Broadway 

Three roar and Five-Room Ulgh-Claaa Fnrnlahed Apartmeata— fit Up 

Strictly Prnfenelnnal. MRS. GEORGE HlEi.BL Mgr Phonee; Bryant HS50-1 



HOTEL LINCOLN 

INDIANAPOLIS 

Every Room with Bath from $2 10 
Hpecial Batee ta the Profeaaiaaa 

WM. R. BECKER, Gen. Mgr. 



HOTEL STRATHMORE 

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Within two blocke of all leading the- 

atrea Modern conveniences. All-night 
elevator. Profaaalonal weekly ratea 



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$2.00 Double— $125 8in le 

Hot and Cold Water — Private Phone 
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Under New Management. 

Rooms Newly Renovated. — All Con- 
veniencea — Vacanclea Now Open. 

207 W. 40th St.— Off B'way 

Phase: Bryant 1477-8. 



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the more popular theatres did over- 
flow business. 



Nat Coster, tenor, and Florence 
Clements, soprano, gingers from 
New York, open an Indefinite en- 
gagement at the New Garrlck. 
They were booked by the Finkel- 
atein A Ruben management In the 
Twin Cities for three weeks, but 
were held for thirteen weeks. They 
are first entertainers to appear on 
the Oarrick's new stage, which Is 
©ne of the finest In the Northwest. 
A new steel gridiron has been in- 
stalled and the stage is large enough 
and equipped to stage the largest 
musical comedy production. Many 
atage attractions are to be booked 
there, and the Sunday free sym- 
phony concerts are to be resumed. 



SEYMGRE HOTEL 

ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

Up-to-date European — $1.00 UP 



THE AMERICAN 

Catering to the Profession 

(Opposite the N. V. A.) 
IDA l.niAN. Prop. MRS. K. LEART. alsr. 

248 West 46th Street 
210 West 34th St., N. Y. City 

Phone, BRYANT 6882-261 

108 Furnished Rooms With Running Water, by 

Day or Week. Rates. $4.00 per Week and Up. 



homecoming of Lada, the dancer, 
who will appear here Jan. 19 under 
the direction of the American Le- 
gion. Lada is Emily Schupp. who 
was born and educated in Duluth. 



The Plaza Players in Superior are 
playing this week "The Chorus 
Lady.- Lola May and Wilmer Wal- 
ter are leads. 



All Duluth Is preparing for the 




King Lear takes off bis 
•rlnklea almost ap easily 88 
bis crown when he apes 

ALBOLENE 

If you are still being annoyed by 

sticky or watery creams, just try 

ALBOLENE— you will find it a 

joy Cuts the grease instantly and 

keeps the face smooth and soft, 

preventing make-up poisoning. 

In I and f ot. tubes for the make- 

ap box: Also in H lb. and 1 lb. 

cans for the dressing table. 



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McKE*SON A ROBBING, Inc. 

N.MU'Tllrll 

CstaofUAed MJ3 Now York 



KANSAS CITY. 

By Will R. Hughes. 
Moving a big show like "Cinder- 
ella on Broadway" from Chicago to 
this city between the Saturday nignt 
and Sunday night opening shows is 
some Job. The above attraction 
made It, however, by working all 
night and sending one car ahead. 
As It was the show Just managed 
to get up in time for the regular 
curtain time, although it had been 
announced that the show would 
start at 8 o'clock on account af Its 
length. 

For some unknown and unexplaln- 

able reason business at both the 

Shubert and Grand theatres dropped 

I badly last week. "Cinderella on 

! Broadway" opened to a good house 

, Sunday night at the Shubert, and 

j "Honey Girl" fared equally well at 

the Grand. Both were well received 

by the press and strongly recom- 

1 mended, but the people failed to buy, 

1 although business picked up a little 

I the latter part of the week This 

week "Chu Chin Chow" at the Shu- 

Lbert and "Mary" at the Grant. 

I Three dollars will be the top price 

for each, and as the advance sale 



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for both shows has boon good busi- 
ness will no doubt make a better 
allowing. 

In a $10,000 damage suit against 
the Electric Theatre Co., on the 
Kansas side, the plaintiff was 
awarded a verdict for $5,000 dam- 
ages. Mrs. Berdie Harmon of Kan- 
sas Cltv, Kan., was the plaintiff, and 
claimed that while attending a per- 
formance in the company's thoatre 
Nov. 11. 1917. she was severely and 
permanently injured when a Chinese 
acrobat who was suspended over 
the audience from a cable, struck 
her. It was claimed that her arm 
was paralysed as a result of the ac- 
cident. , p 

The hold-up of Assistant Treas- 
urer Eddie Brltt of the Grand and 
the robbery of the box office late 
Friday afternoon, was prevented by 
the alertness of a woman in the 
lobby and the resourcefulness of 
Britt In excusing himself to the 
would-be robber and stepping into 
an inner office and telephoning to 

the police. 

■ 

LOUISVILLE- 

By JOHN M. FRANCIS. 

MACAULEY'S.- "The Life of the 
Party." film, Sunday only; "The 
Storm" rest of week. 

GAYETY. — "Round the Town, 
musical comedy. 

In addition to "An Old-Fashioned 
Boy," one of the latest pictures, the 
Majestic, in celebrating its 12th an- 
niversary this week will offer Col. 
Cody in "In the Days of Buffalo 
Bill," one of the first thrillers ever 
put en the screen. 

Guy Bates Post la "The Mas- 
querader" is announced by Macaul- 
ey's for the last half next week 
with prices $3.50 top. Louisville has 
been supporting $2.50 and $3 shows 
without a kick this season. Three 
dollars and fifty cents for Post Is 
not likely to stop them. The town 
Is theatre mad. 

The Jefferson, which discontinued 
musical comedy several months ago 
because of the cost of getting road 
productions, has cut out its tab 
shows and is now dark except on 
Friday nights, when it puts on box- 
ing. 

Aileen Mae Tyler, a local singer 
appearing at the Walnut, and W. 
Winston Warner, traffic manager of 
the George F. Fuller Co. of New 
York, were married here Sunday 
night. 

MACAULEY'S. — Sunday only, 
Mary Pickford in "The Poor Little 
Rich Girl"; rest of week, George 

"Mary-" 

MAHY ANDERSON.— 



WALNUT.— "813," film, first half; 
Dust in Farnum in "Big Happiness," 
film, second half. 

ALAMO.— Eugene O'Brien In 
"1 '.roadway and Home," film, first 
half; Constance Binney's "Some- 
thing Different," last half. 

GAYETY.— 'The Big Sensation," 
burlesque. 

Following Cohan's "Mary" at Ma- 
cauley's this week, Raymond Hitch- 
cock's "Hitchy Ki)o" is billed for 
the first half or next week and 
Booth Tarkington's "Clarence" for 
the last half. The run of shows at 
this house this winter has been the 
best ever offered theatregoers. The 
jnanageoient has not suffered, the 
'•box office showing pleasing returns. 

Showing of strips have been 
shown In local screen houses anent 
the proposed blue laws. However, 
there isn't much of an effort to 
have the laws put into effect, 
Louisvillians loving their pictures 
like the Kentucklan did his mint 
Julep. Then, too, one or two 
churches give film performances on 
Sunday night. 



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Two picture houses, the Majestic 
and the Alamo, are now offering 
special music scores and soloists in 
connection with the films. 



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With the weather man offering 
the worst he has turned out here 
this winter. "Mary" opened to a big 
house Monday night. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. 8AM U EL. 

TULA NE.— "Passing Show." 
LYRIC— Bennett's Colored Car- 
nival. 

STRAND— "Madame X," film. 
LIBERTY.— "Humoresque." 



SEATTLE. WAHII. 

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WEEKLY RATES 
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Trlna Valera is now singing with 
Joe Gotham's revue at the Grune- 
wald. 



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NATIONAL. — Vaude- 

week. with Constance 

In "Bctsic's Burglar" 



M. Cohan's 

KEITH S 
Vaudeville. 

KEITH'S 

ville; split 
Talmadge 
flrnt haU. 

MAJESTIC— "Th' Bait," i Mau- 
rioe Tourncur photoplay, first half. 

BTRAND.— "Something to Think 
About," with Gloria Swanson; film: 
all week. 



Helen Renstrom opens at the 
Strand Saturday for an indefinite 
engagement. 

"Up in Mabel'g Room" Is under- 
lined next week. The ahow reports 
that business on the southern one- 
nighters is still frightful, with little 
ehance of a change In conditions for 
the remainder of this season. 



forts were negligible. Fradkin and 
Jean Tell were watched charily at 
first. Their artistry awakened 
cumulative interest, and the end 
found them the hit of the perform- 
ance. 

VaJ and Ernie Stanton seemed 
lost at first but worked stoically, 
(gradually gaining affection and 
i ultimately gaining their mead. 
I Fresh, bright matter la appreciated 
' 1. re, and the Stanton patter fairly 
sparkles at times. Emma Halg and 
her "Playtime" dancing Interlude 
I romped along pleasantly. Bert Fits- 
gibbon had brother Lew at the piano 



A rumor, credited to competi- 
tors, that Loew's new State at Mem- 
phis was Sinking several inches 
daily and very dan»?orous. hurt busi- 
ness for a time, but the lie Ivss been 
nailed, and the houso has gotten 
back more patronage than it had 
prviously. 

Zippy peppy show at the Orpheum. 

Juggling slcVanni wore first. 
They were skidding lor the first few 
minutes In "one." but went into 
hiph on getting into full stage. 
Hevan and Flint never lid arrive. 
They s«-«-in capable farceurs, but tin,- 
routine is not there. Switching 
might help some, all hough it is evi- 
dent they r»ally need an art. The 
couple attempted to bow themselves 
over the conclusion, but th< ir ef- 



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and later at the xylophone, which 
ho spanks right merrily. Fltxglb- 
bon scored decisively. Dainty Maria 
did better than upon any of her 
previous visits and is looking splen- 
did. Her sister was not with the 
act. She ig the perpetual eight act. 



Not much show at the Palace the 
first half, which probably accounts 
for the empty seats at the second 
showing Tuesday evening. The bills 
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Friday, January 14, 1921 



JOB 9 






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CLARE 

BOOKED SOLID 



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With ••IIONBT GIRT/' 




Pave Johnson opened with hard 
■hoe stopping. lie tried hard and 
his striving was noted. "lis ten- 
acious mien was Anally rewarded. 
Cramer and Travis had no: lit rig to 
commend them. At one time they 
threatened to show something with 
a Chinese idea of Jass, but soon 
drifted back. Silence was their por- 
tion. 

"The Man Hunt" is now small - 
timey as played. Some of the sure- 
fire moments landed, but the present 
cast is overburdening the playlet. 

Alexander and Robinson ran 
along much as Alexander and . >tt 
in the old days. The act seemed 
leaden. The boys Just managed to 
please. 

Beeman and Grace sported a neat 
offering peroratively, but too late to 
lift the entertainment. The act looks 
like a nifty opener; that seemed the 
best position to give iu 



'The Grand Army Man" 

JOE BOGGS 

•f HKI.I.S sod BOGGS 
TOTJ1UNO TANTAGRS CIRCUIT 

Direction, 8AM BAERWITZ 

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Repreeant 

rAUIJMK 

SAXON 

•ad "813" 
Th» 
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Kids. 



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CHRISTOPHER 



AND 



WALTON 

IN 
A Close Shave" 



By JAMES MADISON 



Sunday ordinary bill, somewhat 
removed from the dandy programs 
obtaining lately. 

Cowboy Williams and Daisy were 
first. They are a repeat, and 
missed Homcthing through Daisy 
not singing. The JuggUng routine 
seemed familiar to the crowd, who 
watched tha couple quietly. 

Bob White did a trifle better. lie 
whistles and tells stories* of trench 
life begarbed as a doughboy. The 
stories got more than the whistling. 

The honors went to Pearl Abbot 
and her sketch. "Silver Threads." 
She has played It here before, but 
playing seems to have improved it. 
Support adequate. 

Carlton and Belmont did about 
a- well as the average boys with 
chatter and song. They should se- 
cure a punch for the finish. 

"Cheer Up" closed. The tab has 
restful girls and capable principals, 
but is too much like the others. 
The girl who leads two of the num- 
bers furnished the best part of the 
entertainment. 



ling of art. receiving unusual com- 
mendation. 

Gibson and Betty had only light 
familiar matter, but appearance 
and beaming demeanor were enough 
to send them away in esteem. 

Steed's Syncopated Septet were 
the flash, the crowd remaining un- 
moved during the entire running 
time of the act, but bestowing 
rousing applause in conclusion. 
Ralph Hertlcln possesses possibili- 
ties. Page and Gray ran as per 
schedule. The woman is advancing, 
but the man is trending the old 
paths in a nut way. It was the 
feminine half who banged over the 
number. 

Haas Trio got more than the 
usual closing act at Pantages, 
registering tlteir bar work in all 
parts of the house. 



PITTSBURGH. 

By COLEMAN HARRI80N. 
The Shubert Pitt, which in its 
short existence has staged more pre- 
mieres and brand-new plays than 
any other house here in the same 
span, had a successful week with 
"Woman to Woman," in which Wil- 
lette Kershaw does fine work in a 
play with a war-time tinge that is 
nevertheless of great appeal. Skil- 
fully acted and cleverly written, it 
is likely to enjoy a fair measure of 
success. 



SAM and QOLDIE 

HARRIS 

BAT 

Tb« foa la m eVaaa la New Yark Harbor, 
iVtriU** tfw* Starti* «*f J.Jbertv from the 
lnunUrranta and thejr cannot And their 
way Into the V. 8. aajraaata. 



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CAPITOL Kftf 

BBOINNTJta SUNDAY 

Betty Compton 

in "Prisoners of Love* 9 

CAPITOL SIAMS OftCHOTSA 

Presaatttlena b? 
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MARK 




seat over 2.000. Both houses will 
run vaudeville and pictures. 

Nance O'Neil is drawing well at 
tne Shubert Pitt in Benavente'a 
drama, "The Passion Flower." 
Thurston, next week. 



Roland & Clark have just pur- 
chased ground for another film 
house near the site of thel: other 
Kast liberty holding*. Considera- 
tion was $85,000. 



T.ew Fields' "Poor Irfttle Kits 
Olrl," which enjoyed a big week at 
the Alvin, is succeeded by the same 
producer's "Blue Eyes," also meet- 
ing with good results. "Adam and 
Eva" next. 



PORTLAND. 



"A National InatitatJob* 

■'WAV st 47t> St Olretnea. Jaaaaa Plnketi 

BEGINNINO SUNDAY 

GEORGE ARLISS 

l« "THE OEVIt" 

AN ASSOCIATED KXIIHUTOltS IMOTUKC 

COMKDV— RKVIKW— NEWS- MCKN1C 

8TRANP ORCHESTRA 

Cohan & Harris SH33 5 

8AM ft. HARRIS Preaeota 
"Taa Paeatar auataaa."— fee, World. 

"WELCOME STRANGER" 

A New Comedy by AARON HOFFMAN 
With QKORGB SU»NBTT 



J. Sylvester, accordionist, has fin- 
ished Ike Kellic-IHirns circuit ami 
Joined Cole MoKlroy's jazz orches- 
tra at the Muiiark. 



JOHN OOLDKN Preaeota 
HUNK BACON la 

"LIGHTNIN"' 

f+ AIPTV B'WAT A 46th St. F.'t*. M* 
Va^alaEa a I Mita. Weduesdai A Satuulay. 



BROCK FEMBCRTON Pi 



"Enter Madame" 



GILDA 
VARESI 



WITS 



FULTON 



NORMAN 
TREVOR 



THKATRC. W ««th St Tel.t 
TOO Bryant Brea. •:». Mala.. 
Wediiejdaj and Saturday. 



EMPIRE 



IJ'way 40th St.. Ere a. f:lt 
Mate.. Wed. A Sat. 1 :1ft 
CHARLK8 FROHMAN Preeaaia 

RUTH CHATTERTON 

In m New May 

"MARY ROSE" 

By J. M. HARK 1ft 



R*laa*»«t Weat 44th St.. Bva* at *:•• 
DflH,to Mala. Thurs. and Sat. t:*t 

DAVID BELASCO Fre#eate 

UONEL ATWILL 

In "DEBURAU" 

A Comedy from the French l»y Siu«li* 
Ouitry, adapted by Granville Haiker 



LYCEUM THEATRE 

West45tbSL Uaia.. flHaraaal at..i Sa'urtfa/. 

-StCONO YEAR— 

INA CLAIRE 



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A vaudeville entertainment will be 
Riven at the Auditorium February 1 
with the artists at the Portland the- 
atres that week. The Rotary club 
seeks $10,000 for a hospital fund. 
The scale is $10 a a seat . 



The T. M. A. cleared something; 
like a thousand dollars on their mid- 
night matinee at the lleillg New 
Year's eve. 



Frank Keen an 
Los Angeles. 



has returned to 



W. 42 St. Cva. 8.20. 
Wttf. an< Set. 22«. 



REPUBLIC Sft 

KARL CARrU>t.L , Tra«fr<:< a Nc» Comedy Drama. 

"Daddy Dumplins" 



With MACLYM ARBUCKLE. 



THCATRC 
W. 424 ST 



ELT I NG E 

i:»dil«Kb ftgt. afati. We.lnwday A Saturday fttSS 

"LADIES' NIGHT" 



Walter Ijaw, noted screen heavy. 
makes a personal appearance at the 
Pontages this week. 



A revival of the "Midnight Owls,'" 
Portland's theatrical social organi- 
zation, looks promising. 



White's "Scandals" second week 
at the Nixon and going fairly strong. 
"Abraham Lincoln" with Frank Mo- 
Olynn next. 



For the first time in the many 
years that Rose Sydell has been 
bringing her show to the Gayety 
her name is billed in smaller type 
than that of her new star, Joe 
Marks, who is getting plenty of ad- 
vance praise. The.Gayety's success 
continues unabated. 



SEATTLE. 

By Lulu Dunn 

METROPOLITAN. — All week. 
"Listen Lester." 

WILKES.— Wilkes Players, "Clar- 
ence." 

PANTAOES.— Pop vaudeville. 

PALACE HIP.— Vaudeville. 



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Diverse. snappy program at 
Panfnges this week minus any high 
lights, hut with enough variety and 
balance. Business capacity for the 
four Sunday shows. 

Laru and Dupree in sand paint- 
ing displayed more than a sprlnk- 



"Way Down East" Is entering on 
its third week at the Sam S. Hhu- 
l»^rt, with signs of continuing for a 
fair stretch. 



Seattle's newest neighborhood pic- 
ture theatre, Rldgemont. at 77th 
street and Greenwood avenue, seats 
600. 



SEATS SELLING EIGHT 
WEEKS IN ADVANCE 



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MARY NASH 

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Sharon. Pa., in getting two new 
playhouses. The Liberty, adjoining 
the Strand. U being rushed through 
to completion. The other new one 
will be the Columbia, which will 



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Hearing on the complaint agalnit 
the Class A theatre for alleged vio- 
lation of the theatre censor law in 
exhibiting "The Tong Man" was 
continued in police court Dec. 29 af- 
ter testimony of the city's witnesses 
had been heard. The theatre is 
charged with showing parts of a 
picture banned by the city theatre 
censors. Coon Dip, Chinese consul, 
furnished the excitement of the 
hearings in a bitter denouncement 
of the film, which purports to show 
Chinatown life among the lower 
class of Orientals. He declared the 
so-called Chinamen in the picture 
were really Japanese, and that the 
whole affair was a slander oa the 
Chinese race. 



Gvyleen la dostined for an upward 
learn on the burlesque ladder. Last 
hall; "Some Wild Oats.- This Is 
the social disease film that set Syra- 
cuse on edge when it was offered at 
the Wietlng last year. 

ECKEL.— All week. "Madonnas 
and Men." Opened Sunday to the 
biggest gross in the history of the 
house. 

STRAND. — First part, "The 
Cradle of Courage." 

PALACE.— All the week. •'While 
New York Sleeps." Gave an extra 
show Sunday night. 

CR3SCENT. — All we*k, "To 
Please One Woman." Excellent 
business. 

SAVOY.— -First part, 'Milestones." 



to a larceny charge, and were held 
for the Grand Jury. 



The Kalurah Temple, Bingham - 
ton. now u~ed for films and other 
theatrical offerings, may be re- 
built and enlarged to provide a 
structure to house all the Masonic 
bodies in that city. The other pos- 
sibility Is the erection of a new 
$500,000 temple. 



The $6,800 Cadillac sedan, prop- 
erty of Margaret Anglln, which was 
stolen in New York Dec. 21, wan 
picked up In a Utica garage last 
week. The car had been sold to the 
operator of a taxi line there for 
$470. A New York sleuth came for 
the machine. 



John Hamrick's new Blue Mouse 
theatre is a triumph of theatro 
building. It has a seating capacity 
of about 1.000. 



Mra Alma Ken yon MacGrath, 
wife of the novelist, receives $111,- 
221.58 from the ostate of her mother, 
Mrs. Mattie T. Kenyon, according 
to a report filed. 



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Monte Carter, lessee of the Oak 
theatre for two seasons, has secured 
a house In Ban Francisco. Mr. Car- 
ter tried to lease a theatre here, and 
later thought of building. 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

By CHESTER B. BAHN. 

EMPIRE. — Dark. Next week. 
last halt, "The Songbird." 

W1ETINC— First half. Eastern 
Star Minstrels, local production; 
last lujlf, T4n*:er Longer Letty." 
All wxt nto^k, "The Charm HchooL" 

BA&TAHLE.- -First half. "MolHe 
Williams' Greatest Show." With 
Mollie slill in the hospital in Now 
York as the result of her throat 
operation last week. Evyleen Ram- 
say, souhret with Misa Williams for 
three years. Is handling the star's 
part. Miss Ramsay's efforts won 
instant approval from the Monday 
matinee house, and if ability counts w;r 
lor anything, one of these days | Mot 



Utlca has launched a war upon 
billboards. The Mohawk Vallley 
Poster Advertising Co. this week 
secured an Injunction preventing 
the municipality from razing its 
billboards, declared objectionable 
by tho city authorities, although a 
license was issued back in 191". 



Lawrence J. Carkey and William 
Gooehaw have purchased the in- 
terest of T. J. Quirk In the Carthage 
opera house and will operate the? 
theatre. John Dolan has surrend- 
ered his lease. 



Syracuse's Little theatre will open 
Feb. 1 with three one-act plays on 
the opening bill given by the Drama 
League. The theatre is located la 
the old Christian Science Church. 



The Richardson at Oswego, de- 
voted to tho legit for aome time, 
henceforth will be a film palace. 
Owner Charles Gilmore determined 
upon the policy shift as the result 
of difficulty in securing: one-night - 
era for the house. 



Eugene f)e forger and Ju.stin 
MoNerney. two former clerks at the 
Vates Hotel here. * ho were- arrest- 
ed some timo ago charged with 
having appropriated several hun- 
dred dollars deposited in the Imtol 
safe by the management of lite 
Wieting Opera house (Shuherts) 

rro arraigned In police court on 
idoy. Tiicy pleaded, not guilty 



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Charles Cherry, co-starred with 
June Walker in "Scandal," which 
held forth at. the Wietlng here all 
last week, was out of the cast on 
Friday and Saturday, due to ill- 
ness. Corliss Giles joined the 
"Scandal" company here. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

By HaRDIE MEAKIN. 

POLI'S.- William Rock's Revue. 
Opened Monday, "Love Birds," held 
over for additional performance 
Sunday ni^ht. 

NATIONAL— 'The Storm." Do* 
inpr good business. 

SHUBKRT - BKLASOO. — First 
.showing of "IVgKy" presented by 
Mack Milliard. Katie Dorsey of the 
"Herald" compared it to burlesque, 
tho "Tost" let it tlown easy, while 
the "Time."." although admitting its 
weakneaafe* snU\ it entertained. 
Reviewed olsew. here. 

8HUBKRT-GARRICK. — Another 
week to films. thi ; time showing the 
I government's < . tfl • • tn l wir filn> u . 

COSMOS.— The Bon* of Songs," 

T.;rk C'-ory* Dun. K.tit'i 1 '- Uiett 

and Co.. Calvert and Hhayne, Al 

While ami Co.. l.yU- ;»ml Kn.erson, 
PiqUO sntl Pelldws, Hints, 

MOOim'S "STRAND. -- Sherlock 
Srstets and Clinton .lussl and ohsi. 
Melvilto and Stetpon, .lrs.;,I>orotaJ 
Rtirton ai -l Co., Moi . Sewi i and 
i »■ . n. n I.. i, 



January 4*. 1921 



41 



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KIVOU. 



The Rlvoll holds two 
features this week, Ina 
♦Tolly With a Past" and 
mount films of the dark 
called "Wild Men of Air 
latter were photograph d by 
Leonard J. Vamh nbergh, who 



excellent 

Claire in 

the I'ara- 

coniinent, 

■ " The 
l>r. 
de- 



livered a locture preceding them 
Sunday afternoon. The "Wild Men" 
pit tures show the native* of British 
Bast Africa, their home live*, cus- 
toms, etc. Some of the customs are 
rather peculiar, auch a* tiie male 
members ol the tribe having their 
t«. th filed to sharp points. The 
■harper the teeth the greater ti*e 
beauty Is the motto of Mombasiana 
Several odd native dances, resem- 
bling the Americati Indian war 
'daricos'd'n<I av 'tvriw ttkffeltfg quirt** 



a suggestion 



343C 






Hanke, billed us the "Pianist 
traordinary," held up his title 
a short hut perfect recital. 



Kx- 
with 



Comedy 
Strand this 
pictuii/aiion ot 
brilliant vat 're, 



STRAND. 

predominate! at th* 

week. The feature bj n 

Arnold lit nnott'f 

The fireat Adven- 



of the current "slum- 
rny." give a comedy touch to the 
African pictures, while some of the 
African scenes are hot particularly 
pt= a-ant. ail are Interesting. 

That perennial favorite of vaude- 
ville xylpphonista ami banjo teams, 
"1'itet and Peasant Overture," 
.started the show oft*. The cc^n po- 
sits news revile called the RWotj 
Pictorial w.*.s next and tee '\\ ild 
Men** third. "Ilerhi rtiana,'' snns bj 
«;.;(♦• Foster. Ralph &>ule wml the 
Rfvoll chorus, aesisfi 1 by Punl Os- 
»hmI and Ve»a .My. r- d- mcer* ni:u! t 

;» n'eaeing musical interpolation. 

following the feature. Inn CNaln 
In /'oily.* was "Bobby Bumps," a 
ca r t oon co m e d y, holding rt e<al 
good comedy punches. An organ 
ko'o. "Scottish Fantasy." by Prof 
Kirmln Bwtnnen completed the pro- 
k ni. Attendance capacity Sunds.v 
ai lernooii. /?. u. 



RIALTO. 



;t 1. «\ . 
Moigliaj) 



The 1! alto drc"U»:atc mi 
figured that in the Tltomas 
liini, "The Frontier of the Btars," 
tiM'y had a sufficiently strong draw- 
Shi r/arjL lor they made no effori 
to bolstei an the feature with p sup- 
porting bill of d. f i t'nctlvcnea*. There 
wis nothing in the way of a short 
subject beyond the usual two-ree) 
comic and th*» news service made up 
of Pox, Pa the and International 

» I. :S. 

'Both of these subjects wore In- 
teresting, but there was no detail in 
presentation of the feature sm-h as 
musical or scenic exploital on to 

»[•! "then it. 

.\ novelty In musical overture was 
the breaking into tin* selection of n 
sort Of "chorus ' a man elocution's:. 

Tho selection for the orchestral 
centerpiece was "The Sorcerer's Ap- 
prentice." About midway of the 
score the clown appears and rrfclten 
ihe poem by Goethe upon which the 
composition was founded. It added 
much to the effectiveness of the 
Dumber, a ghostly k'nd of Interpre- 
tive music. 

.manuel List sang ah aria from 
'La Juive," and th< n tame the pic- 
tine. The comedy was a Clyde Cook 
production put out by Fox with a 
lot of fast travesty of a military 
sort in which an absurd recruit was 
thrown out of the armv after he had 
been detailed to run down the boot- 
leggers and had come back with the 
evidence" inside him. but was re- 
established in his captains good 
graces when he rescued the cap- 
tain N daughter from kidnapers, the 
rescuing being done in the usual 
travestied stvle. 



ture" (reviewed elsewhere). The 
short eoundv. "All Wrong," with 
Clyde Cook starred, is a very funny 

slapstick affair of the "misfit sol- 
dier" type, in which Cook unfolds ■'» 
m rles of exceedingly ludicrous bits 
of business and mannerisms, some 
of them suggesting the "stuff" Ions 
since d s» aided by Charlie whaplin, 

and in addition many of his own 
eo.ua by. tunny a« robatio stunts. 

A bWel «.\.riiiif was foil >\ « *I i>. 
Ihe Tophral Review made i • «», 
Path'-, International and Fox news 
weeklies, succeeded in turn by an- 
other of tin- Hdueat ional's Chester 
seenics, "Frivolous Fiji," showing 
some of the dances * y natives ot th • 
Fiji Islands it is interspersed with 
iMue it ional's usual tiresome titling 
which are beginning to get on one'* 
nei v< ;. 

Walter Vaughn n, tenor, with & 
vej y sweet voice and a clear enun- 
r'atien, rendered "A Dream ' with 
the object of the singer's dream a 
picture coming to life. Between ihe 
feature and the comedy Carlo i'Vr- 
retti' baritone, rendered a Neapoli- 
tan song. Juio. 

THE LOVE LIGHT. 

*nt !a M.*«-y M h *<>•.) 

Marls Mvclyn LKmuo 

•lp:.eh ?F.*M 'J tioi.'p u'i 

Mario Kiiw.ir'! i billing 

I'isiro ^ 1 1» »-t I- 1 , i ■•• 

K.« \ »»<m<l tV.i >'ii,-: 

I I <»V', J J I;;; ^ 

I'NWl 1 >o B ]•«'• 



her to flash front a lighthouse has 
been the cause of her brother being 
killed in a U-boa.t attack, and de- 
nounces him after shielding him. 
hut there the Incident is closed, and 
he is led forth, submissive as s 
charlotte Russe. while Mary fades 
from the picture. 

Tic close-up boat scenes, of tin 
uat^r dashing into the cabin, were 
good, but the long shots were pa- 
thetically weak. 

Miss Plckford's support was col- 
orless, with the exception of a lov- 
able infant and a chimpanzee. Which 
supplied a comedy lift in infinitesi- 
mal hashes. The others we e types 
and no more. 



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l\». y ... 
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CALIFORNIA, FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

<>ne of those real San Francisco 
audiences which enjoys attending a 
Picture house and laughing when 
the comedy appears as well as shed- 
ding tears when the drama becomes 
intense greeted the new bill headed 
by a pre-release of Ina Claire in 
Polly With a Past" at the beauti- 
ful California, "the largest theatre 
In the west." The crowd, which 
numbered more than J 9,000 for the 
entire day, did not wait in line in 
vain, as the entertaining concert by 
Herman llellar and bis selected or- 
chestra more than made up for any 
defaults, in the picture end of the 
bill If there were any. 

A pretty popular melody delivered 
in excellent style by the orchestra 
served as an introduction. The 
weekly topical review, a lesson in 
making cream puffs, and a scenic of 
natural colors, were Huti screened. 
Herman llellar followed with his 
musical baton that swung up and 
down with the music of h's orches- 
tra of more than 100 pieces. Selec- 
tions from 'i-ausf and a popular 
number were rend* red, tremendous 
applause coming in return. 

Hobert Davis, the lyii,- tenor, 
•ang -Mother Machrce"in good tone 
and carried solid a- iuse. Hans 



'The l.ove Light" at the Capitol 
this v. » e't will not l»S recorded a 
one of Mary Pickford's "greatest." 
With any other star it might he 

classed as an exceptionally good 
program picture-— -provided that star 

had good aitppOrt — hut with .Miss 

Pickferd it Is ce rtain to snff r bj 
comparison with her other pictures 
She is a symbol of sunshiny girlish* 
n •. s. and does not tit well in o a 
garb of mature morbidity, 

Mary in motherhood is not Mary 
as the millions know and want her 
.Frances Marion, whose career i-* 
a alory of Intelligence Intelligently 
exercised, is 'the author and director 
of 'The l.ove Mght." Th-- sto_y i- 
not uj) to her standard; tlie di ee- 
tion. oil the who'e. is good, hu' 
weakens In spots. To her or to aortu 
clever location manager, however, 
must be ^iven credit for finding lo- 
cations which, with the photog- 
raphy, form the chief asset*. The 
photography is smooth all the way. 
and it is to be doubted if any plcturi 
ever offered more beautiful sea 
stuff. The lightings are splendid 
both exterior and interior, but the 
latter are chiefly in lowly fisher- 
men's houses, which in small doses 
would be 'artistic and picturesque."' 
P.ut in this they constitute an over- 
dose and are tiresome. 

If Miss Marion wrote the titles for 
this offering she did not do any bet- 
ter In that than In the selection of 
■ttch a story for Miss Pickford. Or- 
dinarily Miss Marion's titles vital- 
ize a picture, and in the past th«-y 
have b< en instrumental in saviiig 
many poor subjects. But here a 
thin, unhappy story is made even 
more so by soporific subtitle:!. 

Mary docs her best in "The T.ovc 
l.itfht" to be herself, but the dullness 
of the story is almost too much for 
her. Those exhibitors and photo- 
play fans who pretend to weary of 
Miss Pickford in 'the pame o'd 
stuft"' will get the other extreme 
here. The girl whose curl-framed 
smile Is one of the foundation 
stones of the picture industry shows 
in a tragical role that she can a«t. 
and she responds nobly to the calls 
made upon her by the role. Hut 
Mary Pickford a.* a maniacal mother 
whose mind is curtained through a 
series of sorrows Is not a pretty 
sight, and it will leave audience's 
cold, as did the entire picture at the 
Capitol. 

Another thing, Mary Pickford as 
an Italian girl in a fisher village on 
the shores of the Mediterranean is 
an anomaly; as convincing as would 
he Patty Arhuckle in "Hamlet." Al- 
though Canadian born, Mary is to 
the public the sweet American girl. 
To make her otherwise is to trifle 
with the affections of her public. 

There is not a "big moment" In 
"The Love lA^ht," unless it be one 
where the villagers, led to her c<>t- 
tage by an uncle Tom's Cabin 
bloodhound, almost discover tier 
hidden husband, a Gorman spy, 
mascjUeradlng as an American. She 
is informed a love signal be caused 



IRELAND IN REVOLT. 

Here 'is " an ' Un&itttlaf rtword of.' 

present conditions in Ireland pre- 
sented under the auspices, ou a 
Stale rights, basis of the Chicago 
Tribune and photographed on the 
ground by Capt. Edwin K. Weigle. 
the American Signal Corps officer. 
who recorded the entrance of the 
Americans Into Vera Cruz several 
years ago and who did much aerial 
photographing during the European 
-. ),r. 

The *aptain has chosen his ?ub- 
.i< -ct matter with all the Impar- 
tiality of a conscientious newspaper 
H porter, although in the editing 
and assembling of the film there Is 
apparent a slight sympathetic lean* 
lng toward the Irish Nationalist 
sale. This, however, is not in the 
way of political propaganda, but 
rather artistic literury touches 

warranted to make a sentimental 
appeal to Irishmen of both sides 
of the controversy. 

For example, there is some espe- 
cially beautifu' scenic material 
dcnling with the lovely lakes of the 
smith, with sentimental titles sure 
to appeal to the native of "t' Auld 
Rod.'' However, something of the 
same "Oli of stuff is presented of 
Ihe north of Ireland. It would be 
but natural for an institution like 
the Tribune putting out a com- 
merclal proposition to make its ap- 
peal t i the great majority of the 
screen public in America. It is es- 
timated over 80 per cent, of the im- 
migration to the U. S. comes from 
the south of Ireland and are pas- 
sionately republican In their sym- 
pathies. 

evertheless, this docs not pre- 
vent the Tribune picture, which is 
in six reels, from maintaining an 
extraordinary degree of neutrality. 
The real value of the picture is its 
presentation of visual facts on a 
subject that has been so twisted 
and turned In written partisan re- 
ports that the public mind is hope- 
lessly confused as to the merits of 
both sides Of the controversy. 
There is no getting away from the 
camera report. The only way it 
could misinterpret would be to se- 
lect the material whieh favored one 
side. There is no evidence of this. 

The "Black and Tans" are pic- 
tured as bringing in a Nationalist 
prisoner in Belfast. One raid on a 
suspected Sinn Felner house is 
shown bu. rather obscurely, since 
the camera appears to be turned 
away from the raiders' operations 
into the crowd looking on. 

The dead line whl:di separates the 
Sinn Fein and Unionist sections In 
Belfast presents a quantity of ln- 
i ... i . 



teresting material. But the best of 
the matter is disclosed in the ruins 
of houses wrecked and burned by 
Sinn Feineri for alleged brutalities 
by the Irish constabulary or vice 

versa. The titles which go with 
these views are singularly mod* rate 
and Impartial. Shots within and 
without the "Black and Tan" bar- 
racks are Interesting, The con- 
stabulary ate <o called, by the way, 
from the fact that/ since the arinis- 
t'ce the force has been so greatly 
augmented by "Tommies" that the 
old -time black uniforms have been 
exhausted and khaki uniforms have 
crept into the anks. 

There is a good deal of titling n 
the film, as would »cessarily be the 
Case but the phrasing has been well 
done and adds to rather than de- 
troet-c from the intamst in rhe..vlfws,, 

The incident of Mayor McSwnv 
ay*S fuiu'i-a' is elaborately played 

up. together with the circumstance 

th.it the casket was draped in an 
Irish republic flag and marty of the 
mourners carried the same em- 
blem, although it* display in Ire- 
land is counted a 'rime .^Th is im- 
pressive ceremony is made Into a 
leal ppectacle. 

The picture cannot offend Irish 
opinion In 

to be o M 

in districts Where there is a large 

population Of Celtic origin. 

A" a business proposition, the 
film has all the marks of a winner. 
It shou*" attract the interest of the 
Irish societies, a powerful element 
m its fav«»r. flush. 



direction, when it la considered 
most of the amateur artists engaged 
were making their first appcaratfee 
before the camera. 

'Memoirs of St. Patrick, which 
follows the picture itself, is a mod- 
tin piccurlsation of places made 
memorable by the former activities 
of the patron and the memorial 
edifices and scenes preserved in his 
memory. It terminates with an in- 
timate study of the present Cardinal 
Logue, the HO -year-old successor of 
the ancient Patron Saint. Cun. 



INSIDE OF THE CUP 

Iftha HoiWer. a rector. .William P. CarK'too 

Eldon Parr, a banker D.ivi.t Tom'tir* 

Aliiion Parr, his daughter iluah Ilallor 

Prestos Parr. hl» son Jack Bohn 

Kate Alarcy. a ealesglrl.MarKU' r'te Clayton 
mdhuYi U4rvl!i.' & thttftt t«Jiw; 

Richard rariyla 

Mr*. Curvln. hi* wife &lsrg«rel Sodden 

Walli.M Plimpton, a \» .strjirun 

Alb^rr Roecardi 

FerfcUHon, a merchant Frank A. Lyon 

"Moatty." a butler Henry Mor*y 

K»te Maroy'a FrW lid In-rif* IK-Iroy 

(Jarvin'B Child (Jcorce Storey 



lull' iiiiinwi win mi iiiiin ihn { 

any particular snd ought */hal 
ten national money maker "The 



DAYS OF ST. PATRICK 

Wintteld F. Kelly presents this 
product of the gem of the Western 
World sndi according to an an- 
nouncer who preceded the film at 
the Lexington Sunday night, it was 
taken under difficulty, due to at- 
mospheric conditions. 

The players are all Irish, ama- 
teurs, none of whom receiv-d any 
financial remuneration, The film is 
u remarkable piece of work consid- 
ering these factors. 

The direction and photography 
"In the Days of St. Patrick" are ex- 
cellent, and while the story was de- 
signed to appeal to a Catholic audi- 
ence, it will interest any, regardless 
of race or creed. 

The tale is a more or less faithful 
r< plica of the life of Ireland's patron 
Saint. The picture version shows 
the birth and early trials of this 
Saint from the time he performed 
his first miracle until brought to 
Inland by a famous sea 1 ig and 
pirate and sold into slavery. 

After escaping from Ireland he re- 
turns to his home and enters a 
monastery, later going to Rome, 
where be was canonized a bishop 
by Pope Celestlno, 

Patrick returned to Ireland and 
began the conversions that bn ught 
the light of Christianity to the 
pagair Isle.' Persecutions by the 
king an<i his struggles from the first 
Church < in a converted barn) up to 
the magnilicent Cathedral recently 
erected in his honor, are excellently 
reproduced, all of the numerous 
characters being Intelligently por- 
trayed and cleverly directed. 

The picture took nine months to 
complete and shows few faults of 



In this newest Cosmopolitan pro- 
duction released by Paramount at 
the Criterion for an indefinite yejt 
seems a short engagement, 
Tnside of the O ip may be 
termed as the outcome of five prin- 
cipal tources. which. In the final 
analysis, are responsible for the 
screen version. Jesus of Nazareth 
is the "Inspiration. One of the first 
promulgators of His word is St. 
Matthew. The third is . Winston 
Churchill, who, unquestionably 
found* d the novel on the text of 
Matthew's interpretation of the 
words of Christ. Tho other two 
more practical forces are Albert 
Capellani as director and Georgo 
Dubois Proctor, responsible for tho 
scenario. Capellai 1 is also co- 
author of the continuity. 

The production is placid drama, 
lacking in forceful and gripping 
movement, Interesting only to tho 
point It suggests faithfully a pre- 
dominating moral, but is much over- 
drawn. 

"The Inside of the Cup" is an ex- 
position of present day Pharisees; 
even more than that. It Is a picture 
sermon, with the main theme 
founded on the cleanliness o exter- 
nal man and the excess of rotten- 
ness which invests the inner man. 
The Interpretation of the present- 
day Pharisees and their faults are 
laid at the door of wealthy men, 
who build churches by means of ill- 
gotten gains and worship in tbeir 
self-flnrinced house of Ood. 

As this picture depicts it. there 
can be found little fault with Mr. 
Churchill's philosophy. It Is Social- 
istic to the core: A picture of this 
kind is enough to make any eon* 
science-stricken millionaire quake. 
Parr, a millionaire, the boss prac- 
tically of his home town, loses the 
esteem of his two children, daughter 



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MITCHELL LEWIS 

STARRING IN 

JACK LON00N tTORICt 
rOR METRO. 



HOTEL, HOL.L.YWOOD 

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PRODUCTIONS 



THE UTMOST IN MOTION PICTURE FEATURES 



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by a Showman 



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PICTURES 



Friday, January 14, 1921 



and son, \.ho leave him. Ire Is re- 
sponsible fi,r impov* ri«hing a fam- 
ily, the head of which is an employs 
of his hank. While another victim of 
the millionaire's will is the fftanced 
girl of the "working •claw" whom hi* 
son love*. Characteristic of its other 
episodes is the further exposition of 
men of both power and influence 
whose heel of authority cu. crush 
all oppos i. In its flnal episodes 
the banker is the victim of the 
crazed employe, the minister who 
has ■ucceeded from a country parish 
to the sumptuous church of St. 
John's la to wed the banker's daugh- 
ter, while hi*. son Is brought in 
happy union with his former love; 
both uncalloused by their experi- 
ence in a harsh worid. 

Mr. Churchill's work may be said 
to serve some purpose and it will 
be curious to note how the picture 
is received elsewhere than the Cri- 
terion. There it was not hailed with 
acclamation of great or sincere 
gratification. But the story itself is 
not the best kind ol material for a 
picture, primarily because it ser- 
monizes too much, instead of offer- 
ing dramatic action in the quantity 
that a fountain may spout water. 

Mr. Capellani's art director 
achieves two striking pictorial ef- 
fects in the interpretation of two 
episodes relating to Christ; tlie firs? 
in which a remarkable structure is 
erected to depict the Incident with 
Magdalene, and the other i which 
Chrst eschews the sinners in the 
temple. The interior of the church 
Is very effective and artistically 
constructed. But Mr. Capellani's 
sets for the home pf the millionaire, 
despite their lavishness. are gaudy. 
and to assert that people of wealth 
livo or co d live in them is ventur- 
ing a great deal. The Garvin in- 
terior is a trifle exaggerated for a 
bank clerk. These are about the 
principal factors in structural de- 
sign to be mentioned. 

As for the individual efforts of the 
artists, scarcely one of the num- 
ber can be singled out for any great 
merit. Mr. Capellani's greatest 
achievement In this picture is pos- 
ing his groups and securing a close- 
up of facial gestures. These are in 
many instances admirable, one in 
particular showing the steel glare of 
the banker powerful enough to ob- 
viate the murderous purpose of Oar- 
vin. Perhaps the bit entrusted to 
Margaret Sedden as Mrs. Garvin is 
the most effective piece of acting in 
this sermon. 

The photography has some high 
spots and is unique for its lighting 
effects, but in the main it cannot be 
called exceptional. The picture is 
permeated with too much titling, 
and this, more than any other ele- 
ment, invests it with the preaehiness 
which film audiences may want to 
be freed from. Step. 



dodged this angle. Such details as 
the serving of tea during a serious 
— almost tragic — family discussion 
were wholly lost on an American 
audience, and which could only be 
appreciated by such of our natives 
who had visited England and know 
how nothing ca- interfere with 
this afternoon habit there. 

Judging the picture from an 
American exhibitor standpoint, 
"The Great Adventure" ranks high 
in the list of present-day features. 

Jolo. 



PQIXY WITH A PAST. 

Tolly Shannon ins CUfrV 

Hex Van Zll« Ralph Graves 

Mr». Van Zile Maria WalnwiiKht 

(.'lay CuHum Harry llenham 

Harry Ri< hard. son Clifton \\>lib 

Myrtle I>:ivla I.-uiszlta Valentine 

Th<; Cook Myi a Un». k » 



GREAT ADVENTURE. 



Priam Farll 

Henry Leek 

I^atly Sophia Eutwlstle 

Alice Challice 

Punran Part] 

Mr. Oxford 

Mr. Witt 

I.o, .". Leonard Altar 

I' rothv 

Mrn Leek 

The Two 



Lionel B;urymore 
.Thomaa BraJdon 
...CV^avIa UroBke 
... . I> •! is It ink In 

Ivo Dawson 

Charles i.*ri<» 

Jed rrauty 

B. J. Ratcliffe 

Maybeth Cnrr 

Katharine Stewart 



The word went out Several weeks 
ago that Ina Claire had "put it 
over" in her first picture. "Pofly 
with a Pa«t," the tatter produced 

by M'tro. directed by Leander de 
Cordova, being a five-reel screen 
version of the stage play of the 
lame iiattie by George Mlddleton 
and (tuy Bolton. The advance re- 
ports were correct. Taking "Polly" 
as a criterion, Miss Claire has 
everything necessary to aucoess on 
the screen. She photographs par- 
ticularly well, gets her points over 
without the slightest indication of 
OVer-actlng and registers the vary- 
ing shades of emotion requisite to 
making iter characterization vital 
with ease and precision. 

The first part of the picture has 
Miss Claire in the character of a 
maid, but the larger portion of the 
five reels presents her as a French 
woman. a character assumed 
through the exigencies of the plot. 
"POlly" in pictures follows the 
stage play closely in story, the 
scenario by June Mat his retaining 
all of the brightness of the comedy 
in its original form. 

Miss Claire's support Is excellent. 
Clifton Webb and Harry Hen h ana 
showing to advantage in light com- 
edy roles. Ralph Craves, another 
juvenile, plays opposite Miss Claire 
and give a highly intelligent in- 
terpretation of his role. Charles 
Eluridge shines in the minor part 
of an old top... whose specialty is 
"getting reformed." Louis/.ita Val- 
entine and Myra Brooks both con- 
tribute fine performances. 

The general atmosphere of "Polly" 
Is one of smartness, most of the 
action taking place in the environ- 
ment of Long Islam" country clubs. 

The exteriors have been chosen 
with an artistic eye.and the interiors 
are likewise seenically effective. 
The picture holds an entertaining 
story, which is enhanced by the 
presence of Miss Claire and a fault- 
less cast. Leander de Cordova's 
direction shows a skilled hand 
throughout. Miss Claire will doubt- 
less establish herself as a iirst- 
grade picture star with "Poll v." 

Bell. 



Y'>iinir Leeks 

. .Arthur Jtankin 



and I'aul Kelly 



Probably the most thankless 
"job"' in the world is the making of 
a screen adaptation of a popular 
novel. When the aforesaid "job" is 
made still more difficult by its 
presentation in stage form prior to 
the filming the director has but 
small chance to appease the indig- 
nation of the reader of the book 
and the observer of tr>' play. They 
must know why this was altered, 
that bit delated, and so on and so 
forth. 

To an omnivorous student of 
Arnold Bennett the film adaptation 
of his brilliant comedy, "The Creat 
Adventure," is a deliberate distor- 
tion of the subtle satire on Eng- 
land's reverence for Westminster 
Abbey and kindred Institutions. To 
DO per cent, or more picture patrons 
the Wiiitman Bennett production 
of the Arnold Bennett piece of lit- 
erature, directed by Kenneth Webb, 
is, on the whole, a very satisfactory 
film feature, entertaining through- 
out as a high-class comedy. It Is 
brilliantly acted (once more gaug- 
ing it from the standpoint of com- 
mercial film production), intelli- 
gently directed and photographed. 
and the First National can safely 
assure its clients It will prove a 
satisfying feature to all exhibitors. 
At the Strand Sunday evening the 
audieneo was alternately absorb- 
4M*)s»*4fttei'9*ted and audibly enter- 
tained by the comedy. 

A comparison of the central char- 
acters as portrayed in the plcturiza- 
tion by Lionel Barrymore and Doris 
Bankin might be interesting. Mr. 
Barrymore follows pretty much the 
characterization given to it in 
America by Lynn Harding, neces- 
sarily broadened for the screen. 
Neither Barrymon nor Harding 
brought it to the subtlety or in- 
genuous diffidence the author de- 
signed, and which was SO vividly 
painted by Henry Ainley in the 
English stage presentation. Ml** 
Bankin also follows the American 
stage presentation, depicting the 
part of Alice Challice along t lie 
lines laid out by Janet B< ■<•( her in 
New York and played as a cockney 
by Wish Wynne in London. 

The strongest point to the satire 
of tin* original tale appeals only to 
the British and means relatively 
little In America. The Wiiitman 



CINDERELLA'S TWIN. 

Probably no story in the w« rid has 
so general an emotional appeal as 
the Cinderella theme. This Metro 
"classic," with Viola Dana in' the title 
role, has this strength in exceptional 
force. That alone would almost in- 
sure its success. But it has other 
values, not so potent, but of sure 
interest to a modern audience. 
There Is a subordinate crook plot 
and soeiety high life which makes 
possible big, Impressive ballroom 
scenes, well bandied by Director 
Ingraham. The society feature also 
makes effective contrasts to the 
more pathetic figure of Cinderella. 
It would Indeed be strange if some 
of these features, if not all of them, 
did not strike response in a gcn< ral 
public of fans. 

Here is a commercial film based 
on an old Idea brought up to date 
and made fresh by a novel sort of 
treatment, but whi h as its main 
appeal rests on a thoroughly human 
story simply told in direct fashion 
without alien incidents dragged in 
lor their mere "movie" effect. 

A study of the production is well 
worth the while of the whole trade 
for its general story scheme. It has 
its delects, but they are not inherent 
In the story or its treatment as to 
continuity. For example there are 
several errors in easting, notably 
the choice of Charles Sommerville as 
the her.), a modern Prince Charm- 
ing. He is very theatrical In his 
methods and always Impresses » e 
as an ;.ctor rather than as a real 
p< rsonage. Miss i>a n had a ? irl 
to Oiffe? to it ing out 

comedy mannerisms. 

Nell O'Neill (Viola Dana) 
cook in a fashionable r. 
with a kitchen that works 
by electricity— electric dish wo a 
fans to dry dishes, electric stoves to 
smooth away her drudgery, One 
John Joseph Maudant, a democrat 
m spite of ancient lineage and social 
position, is a frequent guest of Nells 
employers, and Nell worships him 
through the society columns Of tin 
newspapers 

The two are brought into contact 
when Nell is Called upon to serve 

the dinner In the butler's absence. 

About the same time the b'Unts, a 
wealthy family in the social circle 
of Nell's master and mistress, are 
giving an elaborate ball to celebrate 

the birthday anniversary of one Of 
the daughters. The newspaper talk 
given out, by Flint describes the 



r<c*v (.■;<; Hit 

if 
sidence, 
entirely 

lets. 



BannaLl uroduction has w^oly b'Us *u> worth J10Q.UQ0. Cruoka plot 



to get into the pantry and get away 
with the fortune. 

Upon their arrival In an auto re- 
flecting wealth and coclal position, 
the girl crook picked to make the 
getaway retreats hurriedly because 
the detective hired to guard the 
jewels knows her and she cannot 
pass his inspection. An immediate 
•-bstitute must be had, so the 
crooks pick up Nell, who is one of 
the worsh.pful bystanders in the 
street -rowd. dress her up like the 
Fairy Godmother and send her in. 
telling her to open tho window be- 
tween the ladies' dressing room and 
tho next room, for it is there the 

J«wo!a are on , . ' y. 

• ... 

Nell follows all ese instructions 
and as she goes into the ballroom 
crowd meets Prentice, who does rot 



know her this new environment, 
and the pair spend the evening In 
oblivion, falling in love. The crooks 
have meanwhile made off with the 
fortune. hen midnight comes 

around Nell rushes out to the auto 
left for her by the crooks, losing a 
slipper which Prentice picks up. 
She goes back to apologize to the 
crooks for losing the slipper, in 
which one of the crooks hai placed 
the key to their safe deposit box. 
The crooks, threat e. that Nell will 
be bent to prison if sh< does not re- 
cove* the sl'pper 

Her efforts to get the slipper work 

around appropriated to bring her. 

Prentice and :he family together 

ust as the po'.ide re about to e.v- 

rest Prentice for the robbery. She 

proves Pr^T^t lc**'S fl'"''' nnrl *hr> «r». 



clal Hon a the Prince Charming of 
the story then and there announces 
that he and Cinderella will be mar- 
ried. 

It's a rattling good story for all 
classes of fans. 



GEORGE LANDY MARRIES. 

George Landy, of Landy & Turn* 
bull, publicity directors for a num- 
ber of film concerns and Individual 
stars, was married to Grace Nolan, 
Jan. 31. 

The bride is a sister of Mrs. 
George M Cohan and Mrs. Sam H. 
Harris. The couple are spending 
their 
N. Y. 



honeymoon at Lake Placid, 



Put Over 



The Big Five Productions 



tn 



. 



A Grand Pictures Season 



It's just as easy to advertise 5 as 1. 
It will save you money. -7 



You will gain by the cumulative advertising value. 
You will add prestige to your Theatre. 

Five such smashing pictures played in succession or at regular intervals not only ntcans extra 

money but lifts your house into a class by itself. 



Man-Woman-Marriage 

Albert A. Kaufmann's presentation of 

An Allen Holubar Production 

starring 

Dorothy Phillips 

A Most Extraordinary Presentation of the Drama 
Eternal of Mother -Right 

Passion 

with the famous continental star 

Pol a Negri 

The pkture that amazed a nation by setting a new 

world's record, showing to a quarter of a million 

persons in two weeks at the Capitol Theatre, 

New York. 



Charles Chaplin 



in 



The Kid 



Written and Directed by Charles Chaplin 

Six reels of Joy and without doubt the greatest screen 

comedy ever produced. 

77zeOath * ; 

An R. A. Walsh Production 
With All-Star Cast 

One of the biggest and most virile domestic drama* 
y« I shown on the screen and one of the year's groat 

super-specials. 



Anita Stewart in Sowing the Wind 



A Louis 

that hits 

of man and woman today. 



i;. May:- special and :•_ most rcmarkbalo 
th^ vital spot of tho most tremendous 

Din c*tcd by John if. S'.ahl. 



t.vry 



issue 




Every One in the Million Dollar Class 

F IRST NATIO N ALA T T KACTIO N S 
Five Powerful Reasons Why 

*lt*M*Tl be m Franchise Mruwher* 







INSIDE STUFF 

ON PICTURES 



Despite the persistent rumors of an Imminent distribution alliance be- 
tween the United Artists ("Big Four") and Associated Producers ("Big 
Five"), there is little or no likelihood of iuch a combination coming o 
pass. 

Both concerns are suffering from the same ailment—not sufficient out- 
put. It is understood overtures looking to a possible distribution alliancQ 
to save overhead camo from Douglas Fairbanks to Fred Warren when 
the latter was on the coast recently, but nothing came of the matter. 
The principal argument against such an arrangement by the Associated 
producers is that they will have a larger number of pictures the current 
year than was the case last year— the first cf their existence— when their 
producers, failed to deliver features in sufficient quantity, and that, by all 
reasonable calculations, the ' iiitf Four" are not iikei> to increase their 
output materially for some time to come. 

Early this week official announcement was made of the resignation of 
ji\. Lichtman as general manager of distribution for Famous Players- 
Lasky, and the appointment cf S. R. Kent, general sales manager, to suc- 
ceed him. It was accompanied by the UHual amenities in the form of, 
•♦deep regret" at Lichtman's decision to leave the company and the lat- 
ter's "unconsolable grief* over the business separation. 

Perhaps the resignation of Lichtman may not prove to be a severance 
of business relations after .'11. There is more than a likelihood Lichtman, 
in association with Felix Feist, will take over the handling of the valuable 
reissues of Fairbanks, Piekford and other former Famous Players stars, 
the venture to be financed by Famous under a profit-sharing arrangement. 

That Mary Pickfcrd's announced visit to Europe is to be a prolonged 
one is evidenced by her telegraphic order to the American representative 
of the Rolls-Koyce automobile concern, altering her order for the delivery 
of a car in New York, advising them to deliver it in London. 



"the most beautiful woman In the 
world." Marion was engaged by 
Norton to appear in a pageant 
at the Bail New Year's Eve and 
wis to portray Aphroilito. dressed 
In an oystershell. Bhe says Kbrten 
hurled her over a table during an 
argument over her pay. She la 
planning a $10,000 damage suit 
against Korten. 



Lillian Walker has abandoned 
pictures temporarily, having ac- 
cepted an engagement with the 
Shea stock company, Ilolyoke, 
Mass. 



The Capitol, Davenport, la- 
opened Christmas. The new house 
has a restaurant in the basement. 



Smit'- Addison, picture director 
of 242 West 49th street, was held in 
$2,000 bail in a New York police 
court, charg \ by Mrs. Helen Cor- 
dina of 305 Wo«t «*« n street, with 



stealing a fur coat. This is 
same director who was fined %"1\) 
several weeks ago whe. otic of the 
aetressrs in h 111m company was 
lef| suspended by her wrists. 



Formation. of a pleture concern In 
Sun Francisco, which Will |>n ftuce 
Hank Mann comedies exclusively is 
expected here shortly. Mann visited 
here all of last week, and it Is said 
that he will have the backing <-f 
numerous San Franciscans, among 
whom will be a prominent wealthy 
attorney. 



Dallas Welford has been cast for 
the new Constanee Talmade picture 
which has started on Its way to 
completion. This is Mr. Welford's 
ftfKt' work before the camera in a. 
number of years, he having aligned 
himsrlf with the spoken stage until 
this engagement. 



Leon Mathot, star of Leonce Per- 



Emplre ■ of Diamonds* 
(Pat he) will arrive here from 
France within a few weeks to make 
;m American picture under i'-* rot's 
direction. 

Jackson Illce, cameraman for 
\' UHi > i at Metro's Coast plant, 

has patented a camera device 
Which permits lilm to bo printed 
and exposed to sunlight five min- 
utes after exposure in the camera. 



One of the Fox news cameramen 
I to DanvMIe, in., this week to 

j:et seme shots at Mrs. s-'adio Har- 
rington, the 210-pound wil« f 
Ernest 8. Harrlnjrton, who has fasted 
4 4 days to save her husband's soul. 
Harrington took offense at the re- 
opcsf arid knocked the eam«raman 
c<-ld. 



The Grand Theatre. Frankfort, 
was burned to the ground last week. 
The loss is estlmat* d at $'..'0 000. 



Marshall Nellan, the King Pin jokester and wit of the well known M. 
p. Li arrived in New York last week from L. A. In craeklng gags about 
the near great and those who think they are, someone asked as to the 
welfare of Louis B. Mayer, still on the coast. Xeilan replied in his usual 
fashion, saying: "Just before I left Los Angeles I was standing in front 
of the Alexandria and an empty cab drove up to the door and Mayer 
stepped out." They are still laughing at the Astor. 



Sh. the dirt is out! The "Big Five" has been discovered and to those 
of the First National Exhibitors Circuit who were behind the advertising 
plant that turned tho industry topsy turvy for four weens and everyone 
asking "Who's the Big Five?" must be given credit for a genuine achieve- 
ment. 

The Big Five are live feature production that the First National is to 
re. ease. They arc: "Passion," the Charlie Chaplin special, "The Kid"; 
•'Sowing the Wind," "Man and Woman." and a H. A. Walsh production. 

During the time all the quizzing was being done in the Astor lobby, 
wh°re everyone was looking at everyone else with suspicion after the 
Big Five advertisements had appeared, J. D. Williams, of the First Na- 
tional, was there beating the others to the punch by asking from all 
comqrs what they knew about the Big Five and who was behind It. It 
was a good trick and it worked to the extent of arousing Interest, but 
now it looks as those who worked the first punch have let the effect of 
their wallop die, without planting the knockout at the finish. 



"The Last of the Mohicans" features two girls, Barbara Bedford as 
Cora Munro, whom the Indians called "Black Hair," and Lillian Hall, in 
the character of Alice Munroe, dubbed "Yellow Hair." Although this 
story is In the days of the Indian wars, the sub-titles explain that even 
in that perilous colony the women of gentle breeding maintained a cer- 
tain grace. 

Thus, attired in the hoops and flounces of the day, we meet the ladies 
dancing the minuet. The hair of this period Is particularly artistic, with 
the curl over the shoulder, and always a rose or some other fancy to add 
coquetry. 

A word about the materials In the gowns of theso Colonial ladles. 
Light stuffs with huge flowered patterns, and trimmings of black velvet 
bows and lace were employed with excellent result for the camera. 



TOUR HORSEMEN" 
MAY GO TO ASTOR 



Negotiations On for Showing 
of Big Film. 



BLOCK SALES PLAN 
ADOPTED BY REALART 

Company to Issue Question ' 
naires to Exhibitors. 



Wednesday negotiations for the 
renting by Metro of the Astor 
theatro (Shuberts). conimeneing 
Feb. 1'0. had reached the point where 
It was reasonably certain the deal 
Would be consummated. 

The house is to be taken over for 
an indefinite run of Metro's mam- 
moth feature production of Ibanez's 
"The Four Horsemen of the Apoca- 
lypse." 

"The Four Horsemen" is by far 
the most ambitious production ever 
attempted by Metro. It is claimed 
to be the most expensive film pre- 
sentation in the world. 

Upwards of 12,000 persons were 
engaged in the undertaking. It is 
said more than 300.000 feet of raw 
film were exposed in the taking and 
when shown the feature will not 
exceed 12.000 feet 

Hex Ingram, who directed it, and 
Juno Mnthis. theadaptor, Will come 
to New York from the coast to at- 
tend the prcnr'ejte. 



A plan known as the block sys- 
tem of distribution has been started 
by Kealart's sales force. In instruc- 
tions Issued to salesmen of the New 
York exchange it suggests each 
manager divide his territory into a 
series of bloeks, or zones. Each 
block, according to tho schedule, 
contains approximately an equal 
number of towns of corresponding 
population and is Intended to pro- 
vide work for the sales organiza- 
tion covering one or two weeks. 

A similar system has been em- 
ployed in the past by the Vita- 
graph selling organization. 

The purpose, further, of the block 
system, is to adjust dilllcultles di- 
rect with customers and collect 
data. 

A questionnaire system has been 
established coincident with the block 
selling plan, in which information 
is to be collected to be utilized in 
rampniqn work emanating from 
New Y«rk. 



FILM NOTES. 

Pill Jobleman, publicity director, 
"Who recently wedded Iiillie Rhodes, 
Is 0114a nixing a company which will 
produce five-reel comedies featuring 
Miss Rhodes. 



The Capitol at Dav npori. Iowa, 
opened Christmas Day. J. H. 
Rlanrhard is the manager; Henry 
Kahl tho builder. 



On account of plciUif outlook not 
helm; ns rosy n.s It might be just 
now, Julian Eltink'o says work in 
filming "The Fascinating Widow" 
was sfoppr-d after several weeks' 
work and -11 the cast was paid five 



v.ei ks' salary. This pleture was be- 
in.^ produced hy the * * i 1 k r i *>i Picture 
Corporation, financed by Han Fran- 
cisco capital. Work on "V .e Fasci- 
nating Widow" -w* a«jain be re- 
sumed in June. 



Oo'jrgp K. Spoor uV .ires he has 
the right* to a cam ra, the inven- 
tion of John Rv rggren of Norway, 
which will give depth to pictures, 
so that persons may see clearly from 
any angle. 



Albert Korten, picture director, 
was acquitted in New York of a 
charge of disorderly conduct pre- 
ferred by Marion Hurley, an ar- 
tist's nodcl who bus bevn called 



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TIMES 
BIGGER THAN 

THE SUN 



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is the newly discovered giant star, Betelgeuse, 
according to the astonishing announcement of 
the noted scientist, Professor Albert A. Michel- 
son. But there is not much use in the knowledge 
of this fact unless it can be applied to things 
nearer to us, and used as a standard of more 
accurately measuring and appraising them. 



COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING 



therefore, and getting down to earth, this great 
scientific discovery can be of use to all exhibitors 
by reminding them that 






KATHER1NE MACDONALD 



is growing in popularity and power 27,000,000 
times faster than any other star on the screen. 
She was liked in "THE NOTORIOUS MISS 
LISLE," admired in "CURTAIN"; she will be 
loved in "MY LADY'S LATCHKEY," adored m 
TRUST YOUR WIFE," and worshipped in 
"STRANGER THAN FICTION." 

Released through Associated First National 
Pictures, Inc., by arrangement with 

ATTRACTIONS DISTRIBUTING 



CORPORATION 



B. P. SCHULBERG 
Pres. and Genl. Mgr. 



B. P. FINEMAN 

VTc?-Pre*ident 



Executive Offices: 57(J Fifth A\enue, New York 






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PICTURE EXHIBITORS: 



IRENE LEE 






On the 22d day of May, 1919, JANE and KATHERINE LEE made a con- 
tract with Louis T. Rogers, agreeing to make pictures for him for a period 
of one year. This contract had a provision whereby Louis T. Rogers could 

assign it to a corporation known as the Rogers Film Company. X 

Working under unusual difficulties and impediments, JANE and KATH- <•£ 

ERINE LEE made two pictures for the Rogers Film Company, at which time *£ 

the funds and capital of that corporation having become entirely exhausted, 3? 

the corporation was unable to proceed further. About the same time Irene p 

Lee, the mother of Jane and Katherine Lee, OBTAINED A JUDGMENT g 

AGAINST THE ROGERS FILM COMPANY FOR $1,731.60, for the salary of * 

the Lee children and for money actually advanced to enable the corporation <s> 
to finish the second picture. 

<$» The two pictures made bv JANE and KATHERINE LEE have been re- 
leased and distributed bv the MASTERPIECE FILM DISTRIBUTING COR- | 

f PORATION, under the names of "THE CIRCUS IMPS" and "THE DIXIE f 

MADCAPS." | 

It now appears from advertisements and other facts that a THIRD PICTURE & 

IS ABOUT TO BE RELEASED UNDER THE NAME OF "THE HICKSVILI E § 

TERRORS." & 

THIS THIRD PICTURE IS MADE UP ENTIRELY OF MATERIAL THAT ? 

WAS CUT OUT AND DISCARDED IN THE CUTTING OF THE OTHER TWO f 

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PICTURES. 

The undersigned, who is the mother of JANE and KATHERINE LEE, as 
well as their sole guardian and business representative, has protested against the ® 

distribution of this third picture as unfair to JANE and KATHERINE LEE, and 4 

has instructed her legal representatives to begin action, if in their opinion it is <& 

possible to enjoin the distribution of this so-called third picture. 

The undersigned desires to bring these facts to the attention of the exhibitors: %* 

(1) Because the picture is injurious to the name and reputation of the LEE 
CHILDREN, as it is made up solely of material that was discarded in the first j| 
two picture. 

(2) Because the release and distribution of this picture as a picture made 
by the LEE CHILDREN is unfair to the exhibitors and moving picture patrons 
who are attracted by the work of the LEE CHILDREN. # 

The undersigned will gladly give any exhibitor or patron any further infor- 
mation that may be desired. 






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SEX PICTURE ADS. STIR UP 
CENSOR THREAT IN BUFFALO 



One Manager Blamed for Causing Campaign of 
Moralists — Film Interests Organize Active Oppo- 
sition to Mo v en. en t- Trouble in Duluth. 



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Buffalo, N. Y., 1:\ 

Film men were thrown into ron- 
fusion here when a reporter at City 
Hall dug out the story that for some 
weeks past a group of self-consti- 
tuted censors of public morals have 
been secretly working on a plan for 
the establishment of a commission- 
one of whoso members shall he a | 
woman — to censor films UHed for all ' 
public entertainments, particularly 
picture theatres. A meeting of ex- 
hibitors and exchange managers 
was immediately < railed and plans 
drawn f;>r active enrnpaigninx 
against the movement. 

For some months past .here ha?i 
been an increasing amount of criti- 
cism from the' pulpit and platform 
of local picture conditions. The 
present move is unquestionably due 
to the continued nernieloua publicity 
and newspaper advertising used by 
one manager In exploiting certain 
sex and off -color films at a l-jcal 
house. This houne particularly has 
come under the eye of the authori- 
tier an«I has even been publicly 
criticized by local lilm men. 

The committee behind the ccn- 
•orship move has dratted a tenta- 
tive ordinance providing for the ap- 
pointment by the mayor. ith the 
approval of the city council, of a 
commission of tare* members, be- 
sides a film inspector, which shall 
have complete power to accept or 
reject pictures offered for showing. 

Thursday a meeting of th • Theat- 
rical Managers' Association was 
held at the Iroquois at which a com- 
mittee was appointed to combat the 
threatened interference. The meet- 
ing was given wide publicity in the 
papers with all of the downtown 
managers quoted as against censor- 
mhtfr. It was suggested the present 
city ordinance, providing for the 
licensing and regulating of theatres 
by the superintendent of police, was 
sufficient to handle the situation. 
The managers' committee is calling 
upon prominent IJuffalonians and 
lining them upon the side of non- 
censorship. If the movement per- 
sists, a public mass meeting will be 
fetid. 

In connection with tllC situation, 
It is said those behind the censor- 
ship move have offered to secure an 
amendment to the law regulating 
the admission of children to picture 
theatres, if the managers will con- 
cent to the enactment of the censor- 
ship ordinance. 



a wave of crime is scouted by the 
majority of thinking people here. 
They say the crime wave Is directly 
caused by the war and the outlawry 
that always follows a great war. 
Not only that, but the local mana- 
gers are showing the best class of 
pictures obtainable. 

The movement will probably 
cause some trouble for a time, but 
will eventually fizzle out. The Bet- 
ter films Committee lias been a 
reality here for several years, but it 
is only when some sensational 
rumor or propaganda is started 
that the committee wakes up. The 
proposal that the committee view 
every lilm exhibited was so ridicu- 
lous on Its very faco that it met with 
ridicule. 



l>uluth. Minn., Jan. 12. 

Duluth is still agitating for closer 
censorship of films and an ordinance 
has been drawn by the Better Films 
Committee to place before the city 
council to regulate attractions for 
the local screen. It is the aim of 
the committee to elimlrat all film 
features that might in any way add 
to the delinquency of children. 

The committee, which was ap- 
pointed by Mayor T. W. *Iugo, 
originally consisted of seven mem- 
bers, but another member will be 
added from the Parents -Teachers' 
club. It is said that Mayor Hugo 
has never attended a picture theatre 
and the majority of the committee 
members are not in touch «vlth the 
theatres or pictures in general. The 
original draft of the ordinance was 
drawn up without consulting local 
theatre managers and it is expected 
that breakers are ahead for those 
who attempt to foist impractical re- 
striction* upon the theatres. The 
public as a whole feels that censor- 
ship is necessary, but those familiar 
with the facts i.rge that the theatre 

' ""csi"! he eoftmllftd Mid that ao- 

operation be the kcyno , of all ac- 
tivities to improve pictures. 

The ordinance prohibits the show- 
ing of all Mms that ridicule religion, 
law or marriage, or shows any lewd 
or lascivious act. It is hoped the 
ordinance will ban Uic mother- In- 
law joke as well. 

Penalty for violation of the pro- 
posed ordinance is fixed at $100 or 
imprisonment for not kss than .to 
days. 

The committee a* ill not attempt, 
as first proposed, to we every fllra 
before it is shown, but the managers 
wu l mail in a list of all^ films 
booked sub j*«-t to ins)> ction of IhS 
commit fee. This body Will have the 
power to suppress any film it de- 
sires. 

The Idea that pictures are causing 



INCORPORATIONS 

Albany, N. Y., Jan. 12. 

The following companies were 
incorporated at the Secretary of 
State's office: — 

Trump Film Co.; eapital. flC.000. 
Directors. Henry Hllber, 521 W. 
144th street; Herman Pollak. 1922 
Crotona Partway, New York city; 
John J. BfcNevln. 72 landen street. 
Brooklyn. 

Pasha Pictures Corporation; cap- 
ital, $50,000. Directors, Hose Mint/.. 
391 W. «7th street; Harold M. Oold- 
blatt, 160 W. 45th street. New York 
city; Wythe T. Polling. Scranton. 
Pa. 

137 West 46th 8t^ hotels, the- 
atres;; capital, $50,000. Directors. 
Arthur I* P.ohbs. 137 W. 45th street; 
Henry U. Armington. 540 W. 58th 
street. New York city; Edgar ft 
Mead. 64 Garden street. Garden city. 

Photo- Play Distributing Corpora- 
tion; capital, $100,000. Directors. F 
Harry Anspacher. Edna H. Ans- 
pacher. 440 Riverside Drive; Anne 
Weinstein. 1227 Boston road. Bronx. 

Illuminators of the World, arc 
lights; capital, $10,000. Directors 
Arthur Hosenberg, 58 W. 118th 
street; Morris 'Weissman, 60 W 
118th street: William J. Foley, 2608 
Brlggs avenue, New York city. 

Topic* of the Day; capital. $10,000. 
Directors, Amedee J. Van Buren, 
Abraham E. Slegel, 1562 Broadway; 
Clayton J. Heermance, 2 Rector 
street. New York city. 

Bedford Rest Exhibitions Co., 
boxing; capital. $10,000. Directors, 
John Hann, 1304 Carroll street; 
Daniel Douglas. Fulton street and 
Dogan avenue; Denis J. Donovan, 
616 Herkimer street, Brooklyn. 

Mesoto Orchestrion Corporation; 
capital, $26,000. Directors, George 
Messig, 506 Gravesend avenue; 
Louis J. Harris, 284 Dahill road, 
Brooklyn; J. Odell Fowler, ' 11 
Broadway, New York city. 

West 89th St. Realty Corporation; 
capital. $10,000. Directors, Vito 
Cerabone, C. P. Cerabone, Michael 
A. Campagna, 55 Liberty street, New 
York city. 

J. W. Film Corporation; capital, 
$30,000. Directors, Joseph Wein- 
stock, Jack Devick, 93 Tart row, 
New York city. 

Wenig's Self Service, restaurants, 
theatres; capital, $20,000. Directors, 
Bigmund Wenig. 224 E. 11th street; 
Louis Leff, 600 W. 51st street, New 
York city; Nathan Plapinger, 6(512 
ITtH street, Brooklyn. 

Key Holding Corporation, pic- 
tures, capital $2,000; directors, Ar- 
thur Bergh, 233 W. 88d St.; H. J. 
Shephard, Masonic Temple; Ashley 
Miller, 4 W. 92d st.. New York city. 

Pirry Plays, pictures, capital 
$6,000; directors, Mildred Singer, J. 
W. Hirshfleld, Max Levin. 176 6th 
ave., New York city. 

Eaton Holding Corporation, pic- 
tures, capital $60,000; directors, 
Thoe. C. Milligan. Jr., 1474 Shakes- 
peare ave.. New York city; Horry 
Goodman. 108 Kent st.. Brooklyn; 
Albert BhUhnan. 827 Cnlnn «\«-. 
Bronx. 

Gwathmey Van Overmeer A 
Dv/yer, general capital $2,400; di- 
rectors, George Dwycr, 2"i3 EL ITGrli 
st.; Joseph P. Van Ovcrmeer, 241 W. 
72d st.; William P. Gwathme>, v>',\ 
Broadway, New York city. 

L. R. W. Amusement Corporation, 
geuer.il, capital 125,060; directors. 
Fanny Lifflitstons), Hotel Shelbume, 
Brooklyn; Joseph UoNenbcrg, 626 K. 
140th St.; Morris ludansky, 676 K 
170th st., New York city. 

\uburn Auditorium, theatric*!* 
capital $1,000; directors, J. Bloch, 
402 Columbus ave; E. Fiahboeh, 6-1 
Broadway; W. K. Howell, }."»'> Broad- 
way, New York city. 

Rivoli Theatre Corp., Ihinp- 
stead, construct theatres, capltsl 
$2,000,000; C. F. Norton, 11 C. iii»»- 
kle, T. P. Taylor. Hempstead. 

Mack Sennett, pictures, capital 
$8,noo,oo«»; directors, T. i> Crotsan. 



B. B. Dill, M. A. Bruce, Wilming- 
ton, Del. 

Photoplay Distributing Corp., 
capital $100,600; directors, T. H. 
and F. H. Anspaehe, A. Weinstein. 
1227 Boston Road, Bronx. 

Associated First National Pic- 
tures of It. Pennsylvania, motion 
pictures, capital $285,000; directors. 
T. L. Croteau, M. A. Bnne. H. K. 
Dill, Wilmington. 

Cawood Pictures Corporation; 
pictures; capita), $10,000; direc- 
tors. M. Hicks, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.: 
A. G. Bcheur, 149 Broadway; M. C. 
Bernan. 226 W. 108th M.. New York 
city. 

Philmor Amucement Co.; pic- 
tures; capita" $7,600; directors, 
Philip Chatkin, 420 60th st.; M. M. 
Chatkln. 687 Monroe »t.; Morris 
Efronson, 462 Pulaski St., Brooklyn. 

Dobbe Laboratories; capital, 86.- 
600; directors, A. Kempler, Essie 
Well. Harry Wolfe. 48 Cedar st.. 
New York city. 

Simmons, Douglas «\ Scheuer, 
Ins.; pictures; capital, $7,500; di- 
rectors, Ira H. Simmons, W. A. 8. 
Douglas, Walter Scheuer. 117 W. 
46th at.. New York city. 

Amoury eV Berci; d.al In patents, 
copyrights, plays musical produc- 
tions; eapital, $20,000: directors. 
Thomas J. Amoury, Adele Berci. 
Ch. lea J. Fagan. 44 Wall st.. New 
York city. 

Thalia Players' Corporation; 
theatrical; capital. $2,000; direc- 
tors. Lillian M. Fox. 3668 Cortelyou 
St.; David B. Goodman, 1064 64th 
st., Brooklyn; John J. Kennedy. 6 
Peek man at.. New York city. 

Associated Producers of Dela- 
ware; Oscar A. Price. 728 7th ave.; 
Arthur B. Graham. 85 W. 46th St., 
New York city. 

Fortune Films; capital, $66,000; 
directors: Allan a . Deutsch. 1578 
I'nlon street; Henry Margoehes. 
280 South Second street; Nancy 



Kata, 816 Chester street, Brooklyn 

Dominant Pictures; capital, $25,- 
f»oo; directors; Charles C. Burr, 288 
Parks. d» avenue; William J. 
Lackey, I3f> Weal 44'h str»>.t; Wil- 
liam S. l*;iMin« 135 West 44tl> 
utrvet. New York city. 

Q. M. Laboratories; capital, $85,-' 
000; directors: C, L. Funkcnstain. 
248 Aubudon avenue, Ne"w York 
city; B. J. LongStreet, 640 West 
122d street. New York city; A. 
O'Grady, sr,0 Van Buren street, 
Brooklyn. 

Negro Grand Opera Co.; capital 
$50,000: directors: H. Lawrence 
Freeman W;»l«io L. Freeman, Cer» 
Jotte L. F» eman. 209 West 139th 
street. Kesf York city; .J. Waiter. 
Wells, Cleveland; Noble ttlssle 
Boston. 

Empora Film Laboratories; capi- 
tal, $80,000: directors: John P. H. 
De Wendt, Jr.. 220 West 40th street; 
George A. Kranske. Jr., Louis L. 
Alterman, 220 W. 119th street. New 
York eifv. 

What's Your Name Co., Manhat- 
tan, to produce play; capital. $10,- 
000; directors, M. Klein, H. B. and A. 
Diamond. 1166 Longfellow avenue. 

Ibla Amusement Corp., 111ms, capi- 
tal. $10,000; directors, F. E. Kowsky. 
B. Barondeas. H. Chaityn. 27 Cedar 
street. Manhattan. 

Kelly Komedict, hotels and res- 
taurants. Manhattan; capital. $54),- 
000; directors, L. A. Kearney, R. F. 
Savage, J. Kelly, Elmhurst. L. I. 

Bedim HirecH Theatrical Enter- 
prises, Manhattan, advertising and 
motion pictures; eapital. $10,006; 
directors. II. S. and W. Hechheimer. 
H. Workman, 1465 Broadway. 

Ralph Spence, pictures; capital. 
$20,006; directors, same as above. 

Famous Singers Records* Manhat- 
tan; capital. $60,000; directors, J. M. 
Hanko. M. W. Bapaport. F. A. Lap- 
pen. 185 West 11 6th street. 



B. 8. Moss Theatre Corp., Manhat 
tan, make Pirns; capita). $1,500,600. 
directors, N. )i. Btrelmer, M. Sulz- 
berger, n. s. Ilosm, 950 Park evenu* 

Dale Amusement Co., Manhattan 

merged with Benedict Amusemen: 

• .• 

Salient Films, capital fOO.OOi' 
directors, r\ w. Weeks, c. C. Skip 
per. EL T. Johnston, 622 5ih Am 
iWw York City. 

Eastern Candy Corporation, the- 
atre concessions, capital stocK 
$5,000. directors. William A. Sloan* 
84 Franklin St.; Henriettas Sloan* 
790 Riverside Drive. New York 
City; Alex llelfat, Cl'O B, r »th St 
Brooklyn. 

Benson Theater .Corporation, 
(Brooklyn), cspltal $2ti,000. direct 
ors. Kdward N. Kugoff, 110 W. 48th 
St.; Michael Ruden, 336 K. 4th St.. 
New York City; Arthur M. Rapf 
2100 Cropsey Ave., Brooklyn. 

B. W. A. V. Theatre ->rporatien, 
«*npltal $20,000. directors. John A. 
Hopkins, 84 W. 63rd St.; John Kol- 
vordo. Jr., 214 W. 82d St,; Charles 
Monash. 600 W. 142d St.. New York 
City. 

Carpatho- Russian Home, capital 
$25,060, directors, Dennis J. Murdta, 
509 B. 77th 9t.; Jacob Zylles, 413 
K. 7 2d St.; J. C. Debaylo. 644 R 6th 
St., New York City. 

Ibla Amussment Corporation, 
capital $10,000, directors, France* 
Kkowski. 615 K. 38th St.. Brooklyn: 
Benjamin Barondess. Herman 
Chaityn. 27 Cedar St. New York 
City. 

What's Your Nome Co., produce 
play, capital 816.000, directors 
Meyer Klein. 817 West F.nd Ave.. 
H. E. Diamond, Arthur Diamond. 
1166 Longfellow 'Ave.. New York 
City. 

Kelly Komediee, eapital 856 666 
directors, Jack Kelly, R. F. Savage. 
Elmhurst. I* I.; I^eo A. Kearney. 
689 J5. 137th Bt., New York City. 



Never was a Picture so Praised- 
Never before was a Picture so 
Deserving of Praise! 



JULES E. MASTBAUM controls more theatres than any 
other exhibitor in America, and we believe that he has 
never before given an endorsesment of a picture over his sig- 
nature. About "Firbidden Fruit," he wired as follows: 

Mr. Adolph Zukor, President, 
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 

"I have just had the pleasure oi witnessing 
Cecil B. DeMille's Paramount masterpiece, "For- 
bidden Fruit." 









"It is the unanimous opinion of the directors of 
the Stanley Company and myself that it is the crown- 
ing achievement of the cinema art. 

"It is therefore gratifying to infofrm you that 
we will open our magnificent $2,000,000 Stanley 
Theatre with this production for an extended run, as 
a fitting and appropriate testimonial to this picture, 
which, we believe, reaches the pinnacle of art in 
motion picture production. 

JULES E. MASTBAUM, 

President, The Stanley Company, 

Philadelphia 

Jesse L. Lasky presents 

CECIL B. DeMlLLE'S 

production 

"FORBIDDEN FRUIT" 

By Jeanie Macpherson 








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PICTURES 



Friday, January 14, 1921 



REPEAL QF 5 PER CENT. FILM TAX 
TO BE URGED UPON CONGRESS 



National Association, Seeking Best Legal Talent, 
Divided Over Hiram Johnson and Arthur Friend 
—Producer-Exhibitor Relations an Issue. 



National Association of tho 
Motion Picture Industry, Inc., Is di- 
vided Into two groups at present. 
with prominent membeA heading 
each, and a great deal of parleying 
la being done over selection of a 
legal expert to represent tho indus- 
try at this and the future (longer) 
session of Congress. 

Tho choice is between Arthur S. 
Friend, former treasurer of Famous 
Players -Lasky, who resigned to de- 
rote himself to law practice, and 
Senator Hiram Johnson <ot Cali- 
fornia. 

la seeking either of these two 
candidates to represent them the 
object of the National Association 
Is to have a permanent representa- 
tive at Washington to represent the 
motion picture industry at large., 
and coincldentally to facilitate leg- 
islative matters removing or lessen- 
ing the existing taxes levied on it 
Removal of Tax 8ought. 

In opinion elicited from members 
of the association the cry at the 
present time is removal, if possible, 
of the five per cent, gross rental on 
films returnable to the government. 
The association has been trying un- 
successfully to legislate the tax out 
•X the law. 

Because exhibitors have to pay 
this S per cent, to the government 
while the producer is freed of It. 
dissatisfaction exists between the 
two classes. 

Recently the Treasury Depart- 
ment issued a ruling that when a 
distributor disposes of a feature pic- 
ture for state or territory rights it 
Is subject to a 6 per cent, rental tax. 
Heretofore such a tax was only paid 
fey the exhibitor. The ruling fur- 
ther stipulated the state right con- 
tract* had the exclusive right to 
exhibit or lease for exhibit the film 
and that It does not provide for tho 
outright sale of such a feature. 

Following this wider ruling the 
National Association took up the 
Matter, but under protest. 

Admission Tax Cut. 

It Is understood from official 
Sources In the association that at 
tho contemplated hearing before the 
Ways and Means Committee an ef- 
fort will be made to reduce the 
present admission taxes, while the 
legal expert appointed by the asso- 
ciation will be urged to seek legis- 
lative means ameliorating the cx- 
sjoos profit tax of various film cor- 
porations subject to the Treasury 
Departments rulings. It Is not un- 
likely. It is learned, that the indus- 
try will seek the co-operation of 
Senator Penrose. 

According to one association mem- 
ber, "the Issue boils Itself down to 
this— that while every industry Is 
preparing itself to seek every pos- 
sible means of Invoking legislative 
measures In behalf of itself, the pic- 
ture industry is preparing itself 
slowly. If it goes to Washington 
fully prepared it can accomplish 
much. If it Is not prepared, it will 
have to face the consequences." 

BAKER'S BEST FILM. 

Attended to Everythinfl Making 
Elaborste "Temple Dusk." 



GEO. BEBAN, "MAYOR" 
OF NEWARK FOR A DAY 



FAMOUS GETS GERMAN 
FILMS FOR AMERICA 



Brilliant Press Work Gives 
"One Man in a Million" . 
Great Send-off. 



George Beban was "Mayor" of 
Newark, N. J., for a day— thanks 
to exploitation work by Paul Gray, 
a press agent — when his new pic- 
ture, "One Man in a Million,- was 
given its premiere at the Branford 
theatre in that city. 

Beban was met at the train by a 
reception committee of 600, headed 
by Mayor Charles P. Gillen, and 
then rode with the Mayor at the 
head of an automobile parade of 50 
cars, preceded by a 25 -piece band. 
At the City Hall the film star was 
presented with a huge floral key to 
the city and was invested as 
"Mayor" for the day. 

A sub-committee, mads up of 
four of the leading clergymen of 
Newark, attended the opening of the 
picture at the Branford and ap- 
plauded an address in which Beban 
spoke for elimination of "sex stuff" 
from the screen. 

Another angle of the publicity 
preparation by Gray, who Is pub- 
licity director for the Branford, was 
the issuance of subpoenas to 500 
citizens commanding hem to ap- 
pear at the City HalL The men, 
many accompanied by their wives, 
arrived to find ths press agent had 
"invited" them Into attending the 
reception to the picture star. 



Makers of "Passion*, Said to 
Have Other Big Productions. 

By a reciprocal arrangement be- 
tween U. F. A- Germany's foremost 
cinema producing corporation and 
Famous Players, the latter have ao- 
mitred the entire output of the Ger- 
man company's product for a long 
term of years. Ben Blumenthal re- 
cently returned from Germany with 
Joseph Somla, one of the represen- 
tatives of U. F. A. 

This means that all pictures now 
on the U. F. A.'s shelves or Is being 
played in Central European picture 
theatres comes over to Famous In 
addition to product in the making. 
Among them is one reported to be 
even more pretentious than "Pas- 
sion," also a U. F. A. product, called 
"Anne Boleyn.'.' which is the story 
of Henry VIL 

Another dramatic subject, with 
Pola Negri, called "Poor Violet," and 
different from "Passion," also comes 
to Famous. 

Ernst Lubitsch who directed 
"Passion," is responsible for the 
"Boleyn" picture. • 

With regard to the German em- 
bargo on American films, Mr. Blum- 
enthal declared films came under a 
luxury tax, but the law had been 
changed by the time he left Ger- 
many to permit entry of a certain 
number of American films. 

Asked about the contract that had 
been executed between United Plays. 
Inc., and Prof. Max Reinhardt, by 
which the latter was to have arrived 
last Christmas, Blumenuiai declared 
the "wizard's" arrival in this coun- 
try was now a certainty and that he 
might be expected before early 
Spring. What he will do in this 
country, Blumenthal was not pre- 
pared to state. 

Somla's mission, according to 
Blumenthal, is to study American 
methods in picture houses. That he 
will go back and introduce "our" 
methods over there is likely. Somla 
will finally close whatever business 
there la for U. F A. with Famous. 



LICHTMAN PLANS RE-ISSUE UNIT; 
SEEKS F. P. PICTURES AS START 



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ibution Manager, With Felix First, Will 
Embark as Independent — Zukor Withholds His 
Consent Pending Decision on Subjects. 



MOSS FUJI COUP. HUT 
BE KEITH ADJUNCT 



LEE KIDS CLAIM "HICKSVILLE" 
FILM IS "ASSEMBLED" REEL 



No Announcement of Policy for 
New $1,500,000 Company. 

A corporation to promote and en- 
gage in the theatrical and picture 
business generally has been incor- 
porated at the Secretary of State's 
office by Benjamin S. Moss of the 
Keith office executive staff. 

The corporation begins business 
with $1,500,000 or 15,000 shares with 
a par value of $100 a share. The 
directors are Benjamin S. Moss, 
Myron Sulzberger. Edna Egan. 
Mildred Edelstein and M. H. Strelm- 
er. Mr. Sulzberger is the lawyer for 
the corporation. 

This may mean the entrance of 
the Keith office into the picture 
field, although no statement to that 
effect has been made. 

It was neither denied nor affirmed 
at the Moss offices that this was the 
opening wedge toward picture pro- 
motion for the Keith booked thea- 
tres. 

It haa been stated In picture cir- 
cles the Moss-Keith combination 
can play a film for 500 days. 



NEW DEVICE MERGES 
MOTION AND STILLS 



Orpheum Manager Promises 
Novel Effects. 



Will Test Right of Distributing Company to Exhibit 
Unauthorized Pictures of Little Stars Without 
Consent — Allege puttings Rescued From Discard. 



UNIVERSAL ACCUSED 
OF UNFAIR METHODS 



Alleges Church-School Selling 
Hurts Theatres. 



George D. Baker has completed 
what ho regards as the most elab- 
orats feature of his career, "Temple 
Dusk/* a Saturday Evening Post 
story by Calvin Johnston. It is a 
strong drama, laid in a variety of 
locales. 

Mr. Baker not only directed the 
feature, but wrote the continuity. 
chose the cast headed by Anna Q 
Millaon and Robert Frazier. and eut 
and titled the completed film. He 
h f not yet decided on the story for 
»ls second Baker production. 

"Temple Dusk" will be released by 
Metro. 



MASS. GENERAL CENSORSHIP. 

Boston. Jar». 12. 
Another attempt is to be made at 
session of the Legislature to 
at through a film censorship bill. 
It calls for the State examination 
licensing of all pictures, taking 
the authority away from the cities 
and towns as Is now the case. Last 
year the bill was killed. 

The new bill has some variations 
from the one of last year, but the 
Li the tfuuia. 



Chargoa of "unfair business" 
methods in which producers arc al- 
leged to be working to sell films In 
schools and churches, or any other 
place but the local theatre, and 
leave the exhibitor to bear the brunt 
of their actions, are made against 
the Universal in a communication 
received from a western exhibitor to 
the Motion Picture Owners of Amer- 
ica, 

The letter explains the case of the 
exhibitor in which a representative 
of the branch office of Universal at 
Milwaukee visl' ^d him and inciden- 
tally tried to book what pictures he 
could use. He was told that the 
representative had come to book 
some pictures at the school in the 
town where this exhibitor main- 
tained a theatre, but that the prin- 
cipal thought Universal'* price too 
high. 

Unlversal'8 visit was in reply to 
an inquiry, but the representative oi 
the company pave the exhibitor to 
understand no business had been 
done with the school. The exhibitor 
booked two pictures with him, gave 
the deposit and play date. Three 
days after the Universal man's visit, 
the exhibitor charges that school- 
boys told him of seeing an adver- 
tisement to the effect that they were 
going to see a Universal film in the 
school. He Immediately wrote to the 
Milwaukee office protesting against 
such methods, if "it were true that 
they were selling films to the 
schools." 

The reply stated ho, the exhibitor, 



The Lee children, through their 
mother, Irene Lee, and attorneys. 
O'Brien, Malevlnsky A DriscolL, in- 
tend to test the light of a dis- 
tributor to place an assembled film, 
with themselves as the stars, on 
the market without their consent 

The picture Mrs. Lee alleges as 
assembled, will be known a "The 
Hicksville Terrors." The mother 
claims it contains only the thrown 
out scenes of the two pictures made 
for the Louis T. Rogert Film Co. 
by the Lee children, and which were 
called, when exhibited, "The Circus 
Imps" and "The Dixie Madcaps." 

Following some money trouble 
vith the Rogers company, that 
obliged Mrs. Lee to take judgment 
for an amount due her against the 
concern, the < ontra held by Rogers 
was canceled, but the distribution of 
the two pictures mad* was taken 
up by the Masterpieces Film Dis- 
tributing Corporation, in which, it 
Is said, Rogers Is also Interested. 

O'B-len, Malevlnsky & Driscoll, 
who are well versed in film business 
knowledge, sr.y the case present* a 
peculiar angle to picture players, 
if another picture under another 
title may be assembled from previ- 
ous film taken and discarded. It 
would be paramount, in tho 'egal 
opinion, to producers securing so 

uch footage in pictures taken, that 
the surplus could be remade into 
"new" pictures for an indefinite 
period. 

It Is said Mrs. Lee hai instructed 
her lawyers to nroceed by Injunc- 
tion to prevent "The Hicksville Ter- 
rors" being exhibited as an original 
picture of the Lee children. 



ought to understand that If he did 
not want to use Universalis films, it 
was up to them to sell wl oever they 
could, tchcols or no schools. 



A new device that It is promised 
will aid the projection of sterjop- 
tlcon views in conjunction with pic- 
tures, haa been perfected after a 
year of experimenting by Frank J. 
McGUltgan, manager of the Or- 
pheum, Portland. Ore. 

The new process is called the Oro- 
scope and among its feature* are 
the projecting of "oll'.r .wlared 
backgrounds in conjunction with 
motion pictures on the same sheet 
An example would be the colored 
background of a street scene as a 
"still" with a parade passing being 
superimposed by the projection ma- 
chine. 

The old stereoptlcon slide could 
only be projected for a period of 
90 seconds and the scope was 
limited to a 24 -foot square. The 
new method allows for a projection 
31x36 feet, covering the entire stage 
from a slide 2x3 Inches. 

The patent has been applied Cor. 



The principal topic of conversa- 
tion in the picture Industry the cur- 
rent week was the future plans of 
Al Lichtman, who, together with 
Felix Feist former distribution 
manager for Coldwyn, was reported 
ready to handle Famous Players re- 
issues. 

At Famous Players headquarters 
a Variety representative ascer- 
tained the plan was only under con- 
sideration thus far. but that a draft 
of an agreement had been drawn 
up by Lichtman and submitted to 
Adolph Zukor. 

In the event the plan receives the 
sanction of Famous Players it will 
mean Lichtman will have as many 
as 700 subjects to handle in re- 
issued, consisting of features and 
shorter "stuff." 

It has been established that Fa- 
mous Players will not permit any 
product to be handled in the re- 
issue plan of Lichtman unless it is 
from two to three years old. 

It is also understood that when 
the discussion of the proposed 
scheme came before II. D. Connick 
he was reported to be in its favor; 
but in all. the plan is being held 
up by Zukor pending decision as to 
the advisability and practicability 
of it One of the principal fac- 
tors, it was learned, that deters Fa- 
mous and Zukor from giving their 
consent is whether re-issuos would 
affect their own output. 

Lichtman left for Chicago early 
In the week and was reported to 
have gone out there to lay the 
foundation for an exchange system 
which he Intends building up for his 
independent unit. 

From sources close to Zukor it was 
learned that while this unit would 
be independent of Famous Players 
the latter concern would hold a 
financial Interest in the project in 
addition to the rental of their films. 

Under Llchtman's plan the num- 
ber of re -issues calls for two every 
week. 



CENSOR RULINGS INVALID. 

Maryland Atty. Gen. Says They 
Havs No Value in Law. 



DISAGREE OVER "PASSION." 

Contradictory Billing and Announce- 
ments in Washington. 



Washington, D. C, Jan. \l. 

Crandall's Metropolitan Is billing 
the appearance of "Passion" with 
Pola Negri. The house carried the 
usual display on Sunday on the 
picture. 

Monday local papers a!I carried 
large display ads. to the effect that 
the public should not be misled, 
that "Passion" with Negri is con- 
trolled by Cla. Cinematografica de 
Europa, and that the picture would 
be shown at a first class theatre at 
prices rangir-g to %'l jO. 

The Metropolitan has the*"usual 
picture house scale. 



FIGHT FILM MS $3,000 DAY 

Oempsey-Brennan Pictures Go Well 
at the Park. 



The Dempsey-r.rennan fight films 
had a second Broadway showing 
last Sunday. when the pictures were 
at the Park theatre. 

With the prices from 23 cents to 
$1, the gross on the day was $3,000. 

The matinee was especially big, 
a double box ofTlee line being in evi- 
dence fo:* several hours. 

The show was managed much bet- 
ter than the original showing at the 
Cohan a week previous. 



Baltimore* Jan. 12. 

Quite a jolt was thrown into the 
machinery of the Maryland State) 
Board of Censors for M »ving Pic- 
tures when Attorney-General Alex- 
ander Armstrong passed down a de- 
cision to the effect that »u lings of 
the board have no force of law in 
themselves, in the case of Fred- 
erick Clement Weber, of the Ger- 
trude McCoy theatre, Fulton avenue, 
accused by the censors of display- 
ing Immoral advertising posters 
contrary to the rulings on such 
posters by the censors. 

A number of exhibitors questioned 
in the matter saw in the opinion of 
Mr. Armstrong its applicability to 
all rules of picture censors. The 
dismissal of the charge against Mi. 
Weber by Magistrate Chapman in 
Northwestern Police Court has 
strengthened this belief. Magistrate 
Chapman dismissed the charge be- 
cause he saw nothing immoral 'i 
the poster complained of. 



"EAST" FILM ON SPLIT STAND3 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

Two short engagements of "Way 
Down East," Griffith's picture, one 
of three days and the other of four 
days, at Fresno last week netted 
$10,800. 

Three days at Sacramento brought 
$5,000. 



Ralph Spence Incorporates. 

Ralph Spence has Incorporated 
Ralph Spence, Inc. lie was former- 
ly a title writer. The purpose of 
the new firm is to engage in the 
reconstruction of films. For the last 
three years he was associated with 
Fox. 

Tho board of directors include In 
addition to Spence. Arthur O. Rich- 
ardson and Harry S. llechheimer. 



Frank's Oversees Venture. 

J. Herbert Frank sailo Jan. 4 on 
the Rochambeau for Central Europe. 

He contemplates settlin; down 
making pictures on the Continent 
for ;hc American market. 



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MOTION PICTURE DEPARTMENT— PAGES 41 TO 47 

PICTURES 



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iiQm INDIGNANT 
feVER STOLL'S METHODS 

[liege Stoll Co. Showing Geo. 
Ilarke Features as Its Own. 

London, Jan. 12. 
The film concern with Sir OhwoIi} 
ituil as managing director In trying 
put over the George Clarke fea- 
e3 as its own (Stoll) produc- 
ers, has given cause for consider* 
le indignation expressed by mem- 
ers of the motion picture industry 
ere. 

An action on behalf of Clark* 
iay follow as a result. 

When apprised of Variety s cable 
mraunication, one of the officials 
New York, speaking for the Stoll 
ilm Co. of America, said he had 
ceived no data from the London 
Bee to that effect. 
l*t was his impression, he said, the 
larke feature released through 
toll as per agreement were ae- 
edited as such in the introductory 
ubstance to the features as well as 
advertising. To prove his point, 
ordered a print *-» be rushed to 
he projection room adjoining the 
toll offices, the preliminary titling 
which woulu amply prove his 
ontention. Contrary to expocta- 
od the feature after being thrown 
n the screen did not carry the 
rand name of "Clarke" features, 
did, however, include the names 
Ivy Duke and Guy Newell, two 
' the principal artists reputed to 
"leads" in all Clarke productions 
This same official's tatement in 
feet that Clarke feature.- were ae- 
edited as such in "all" their ad- 
Ttising Is disproved in the in- 
ance »-- a four page "ad " insert in 



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PICTURE-MAKERS WAKE TO PERIL 



REAL PLA YS TO SU PPLANT MUSH" 

Advent of Kipling, Jones. Elinor Glyn and Other Strong Writers Part of a 
Radical Revolution Designed to Save Industry — Exhibitors and Manufac- 
turers Finally Heed Public Demand for New Style of Stories. 



$650,000 MORTGAGE 
ON NEW F. P. STUDIO 



Film plays are going to be dif- 
ferent. The manufacturers say so. 
And the change is to be made right 
away Quick, or sooner. The ex- 
hibitors, not of any one section of 
the country but of tho audience 
market, generally, say the 
thing. 

It's the public, it seems, that de- 
mands the change. The exhibitors 
have but recently understood what 

it was their audiences have been 
trying to tell the purveyors, but 
now the theatre men are on. 
They've put the makers of the pic- 
tures on. and the turtle which al- 
ways has been lying stationary on 
its back is now turning over, and 
henceforth is to speed forward oh 
its tummy. 

The changes are only a part of 
the evolution of the industry now 
upheaving It throughout the world 
And. miracle as it is, as one manu- 
facturer expressed it, the reforma- 
tion this time is to begin at the 
beginning, not amidships, nor at 
the nether end. 

Kudyard Kipling. Edward Knob- 
lock, Henry Arthur Jones, Ger- 
trude Atherton and other luminous 
lit'ry and stage p^n pushers are the 
new factory hands who will make 
black white and white cerise or 



and imbeciles. It's to change that I Then tho exhibitor took the antl 



conditionr that the present move has 
been made. 



tie of the picture trade periodicals, something else. The new crew's 
he picture so advertised on two of ! work is already well under the tools, 
lis four-page Insert is "Squandered ! and m<>st any day now releases 



lve3," one of the first products 
e New York office exhibited for 
ade reviewers in December. The 
ime of "Clarke" is absent in the 
Ivertisenient referred to, although 
is official presupposed that Clarke 
as credited In the advertising. 
It could noi be recalled whether 
le press sheet especially printed I 
>r circulation to the trade and 



spelling expectancy, if not hope, will 
begin to cut into the market's sup- 
ply. 

No More Sugar Stuff. 

Ain't going to be no more sugar 

! stuff in the stories, according to 

I the new dope. That's one thing 

upon which the added starters in 

film story production are agreed 



Phosphate- Fad Brains. 

"The brains behind the film story 
in the future will have to be pros- 
phatc-fed. The things that have 
same been passing for play-making think- 
tanks in the past, but which have 
been really perfumed sponges, are 
headed for the rubbish heap." 

Continuing his remarks, the man- 
facturer quoted added: 

"Asked what, ho thought of film 
plays, Kipling's answer was: 'In 
picture galleries 1 always seek the 
paintings of uogs and birds and pet 
fowl generally. In film plays 1 
know I'm going to see one or an- 
other of my favorites, and I always 
stay until they come on and go off!" 

"Jones, with more than half a 
hundred stage pieces behind him. 
asked the same question, answered: 
•AH literature is a confession!' 

"Jones couldn't be stirred to add 
anything to his comment, but we 
all know what he means— a confes- 
sion of ineptitude. 

"Everybody in films knows that 
exhibitors' brains are merchandise 
brains, adapted for profit-making. 
Everybody knows also that drama 
brains entitled to the classification 
reck nothing of profit and aim only 
at the compounding of an exciting 
yarn visioning truth. 

Seeking After Truth. 

tit's to get something like the 
truth in the films, something nearer 
life, that the manufacturer is after. 
Maybe the manufacturer knew all 
along something was wrong with 



LOEWS NEW TRIO 



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Houses Opening 
Month. 



ess included the name of Clarke i £*£**»... in , Uiated b * the ■•« 
K^j««. 4U~ «-j i „i ~ a . Am\ conclave will be man s size for 

n,^I t g producer of I fa intellects. 

"I'm willing to talk about the 
i revolution under way, but, for the 
j luvomike don't tag me with a 
t monacker lest I be sued for libel 
and convicted of telling the truth," 
Wi' in said one of the manufacturers be- 
hind the movement. 

"Ralph Lewis, a Pathe confiden- 
tial agent, is now on his way back 
to this side after a month's session 
initiating liudyard Kipling into the 
intricacies of photoplay limitations 
and construction. Knoblock, Jones. 
Atherton and a half dozen other 
stage and novel celebrities are in the 
film west being inducted similarly. 
"Everybody but the exhibitor 
knows that the average film play of 
the last half dozen years is emo- 
tional clabber fit only for infants 



phonal plugs out of his ears and bc- 
ga i to listen to his custcacrs. 

Radicalism It Gen .-at. 

"The movement isn't competitive. 
All tlie makers of film plays are out 
for it. The hard thinkers for the 
t»tage and man's size fiction named 
know what's expected of them, and 
the manufacturers are sanguine the 
result will be avidly welcomed. 

"The manufacturers are out to. 
make plays that will keep adults in 
their seats, and get them to the 
edges of them If possible. 

"The changes will bo sweeping. 
Audience complaints ha\e been 
that the human values of the stories 
are 99 per cent, false, the heroine 
always moving amid impossibly 
luxurious scenes and the heroes for 
the most part gents who always 
wear Finehley's best pressed pants 

"If a real, honest-to-goodness 
story is accepted for film adapta- 
tion it is subjected to Is ammia 
by directors, adapters or c ntinuity 
writers. 

"Vp to now, there's bcon scarcely 
a scenario department in the indus- 



Lony Island Plant to Open Jan. 
24 With Two Stars Working. 

Famous Tlayers executed a mort- 
gage this week for $650,000 on the 
new Long. Island studio property. 
Closed recently- with tho .abatement 
that it would reopen in six weeks. 

The purpose of the maneuver ap- 
parently was to release the money 
tied up in the unused plant. This 
same phase of economy is revealed 
in the appointment of Elek J. Lud- 
vlgh to the post Just left vacant 
by Arthur Sumner Priend. 

The studio will open Jan. 24, ac- 
cording to Walter Wenger. with 
Alice Brady and Constance Hinney 
beginning work. 

Elek J, Ludvigh. chief counsel and 
secretary of Famous Players-Laaky 
Corporation, this week was invested 
with still another title. 

Monday he was elected by tho 
board of directors to (he post of 
treasurer of the concern, succeeding 
Arthur Friend, resigned. 

Tho appointment of Ludvigh to 
the post of secretary and treasurer 
is understood In the trade to be 
pretty much a nominal One and 
designated largely ^o accomplish a 
new economy. The retiring treas- 
urer, Arthur Friend, was a hhrh 
salaried officer. 

With his elimination it became 
necessary to appoint someone nom- 
inally to sit on the board of direc- 
tors and to handle a certain kind 
of routine business. Ludvigh was 



to break away from tho recurring 
insipidities — the beautiful gull whose 
love must go to the youth of stout 
fists and heart who spins on some- 
where in the first reel — the smartly 
dressed villain . speeded at high for 
conniving dirty work — the stucco 
faced villas, the nightmares, of autos, 
the butlers who never buttle. 

Change Due Next Season. 

"The industry has bought a nelv 
vision. The film play of next sea- 



stories but so long as the audiences I son will show the change. It'll be 



Three new Loew houses now 
building are scheduled for opening 
luring the next four weeks. Two 
rt in Cleveland and the third in 
femphis. Loew's Palace, Memphis, 
pens Jan. 15. It will seat 3.600 and 
ost in the neighborhood of $90,000. 
I will play a picture policy. 

Loew's Park, Cleveland, at 101st 
jtreet and Euclid avenue, opens Jan. 
w It cost over $1,000,000 and has a 
Juating capacity of 4,000. It will 
K*y pictures. r rhe Park is what is 
1 own as Loew's uptown Cleveland 
kniae. 

Loew's State, Cleveland, i in the 
hial stages of construction, but a 
leflnite date has not been set for 
'pening as yet. It will probably 
'Pen about Feb. 15. The State is 
Dcated at 17th and Euclid avenues, 
tnd Will seat 4.200. Estimated cost 
I in excess of $1,600,000. The lobby 
rill be 320 feet in length. The 
Itate will play pictures, but will be 
quipped with a stage, that will ac- 
omodate any style of .'ntertain- 
aent. I n conjunction with the 
Itate there Is also a four story of- 
Ice building. 

The opening of the Stare, Cleve- 
*nd. will be celebrated by the Loew 
lubhoify department taking two 
Peeial cars tilled with picture 
elebriues on to Cleveland for the 
cession. 



kept the exhibitoi prosperous the 
producer kept using the same 
stencils. 

"The falling off In picture patron- 
age within the last half dozen years 
has been more than 33 per cent., 
and this from the classes best able 
to pay liberally for indoor enter- 
tainment. This estimate allows for 
war, prosperity and panic condi- 
tions. The exhibitor's been ap- 
pealed to by his patron for relief 
for years. But the exhibitor, the 
ear of the film play going universe, 
figured he was in a business where 
diverse opinions were peculiar to 
his e1io;>, and salved off the bawlings 
out. 

Lately the exhibitor's box offices 
have been showing a gradual but 
sure falling off that not all his cun- 
ning could explain. It wasn't the 
depression, the opposition, the sur- 
feit of certain stars' names, the ab- 
sence of the same, the presentation 
of toe much or too little of this, 
that or the other sort of play. 



straightaway stuff. There's no 
more reason why film plays should 
l»»> soporifics than that regular plays 
should. 

"The play sub-t'tles that sound as 
though they'd been clipped bodily 
from the exercise books of senti- 
mental slush in girls' boarding 
schools, will go in the discard with 
the mush pictures. 

"It's the gate for a lot of screen 
headlights — stars and directors — 
unless they get under th wing of 
the reformers. Eugene O'Brien may 
have to give all his swagger evening 
clothes to his valet, Mary PIckford 
go after more pieces like the Locke 
'Stella Marls'; Doug cultivate ideas 
instead of muscles, and even certain 
over-advertised directors of special 
productions listen in or very soon 
find themselves still riding fashions 
that creak as loud as did 'The Silver 
King' some seasons ago when W. A. 
Brady revived it on the stage 
thrill a nation, but only made 
larf." 



try with vision or courage sufficient , €le . Ct t d Jtfi? pu f pose for tho *> r€8 - 



ent, but with no Increase of salary* 
In any event, according to the 
banking interests' viewpoint, there 
wa/i no necessity for the selection 
of an aggressive, constructive finan- 
cier because the bankers are already 
represented in the company's con- 
duct by their representative, Coneke, 
a two-handed financier entirely ca- 
pable of dealing with the heavy 
financial problems which come up 
from time to time. 

The selection of, Ludvigh is but 
another phase 'of the ectihomy wave 
on which Famous Players and the 
other film companies are now rid- 
ing, and fits In with the mortgaging 
of the Long Island studio. 



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FILM HISTORY OF TRAVEL. 

The premier showing of "The 
orcelain Lamp'" was held at the 
Jrand Wednesday morning under 
ae auspices of the Educational De- 
jk-tniem of the National Automo- 
"e Chamber of Commerce. 
« depicts the evolution of travel 
°m the days of Adam up to the 
«•« limousine. The story centers 
round the discovery of gasoline is 

the pare It plays 
A little love 



COAST PLANS TO STOP 
USE OF "PICTURE BALLS" 

V 

Eugene Roth Opens Campaign 
Against Disorderly Dances. 

San Francisco, Jan. 12. 

As the result of private enter- 
prise advertising a picture ball 
without the sanetio i or the knowl- 
edge of lilm officials of this city. 
Kugene II. Roth, managing director 
of the California, Imperial and Por- 
tola theatres, and head of the Al- 
lied Amusement Industries, has 
launehed a campaign which he 
hopes will stop tho use of the name 
"Moving Picture* in connection with 
what he terms "cheap and disorder- 
ly dances." 

At a meeting of the Allied Amuse- 
ment Industries last week Both in- 
troduced a resolution, later passed, 
appointing I committee to make an 
investigation of the promiscuous use 
of the moving picture title. 

The Police Department has been 
solicited for aid in suppressing the 
alleged activities. 



44TH ST. FILM WAR. 

House" 



Down East" and 
Neighboring 



"Poor 
Rivals. 



1 automobile travel 

°ry is interwoven. 

The picture is in five reels and 

"Produced by the Harry Levey 

"vice Corporation. 



"Parish Priest" Film On Broadway. 

- deal is on to p!ace Herman Cai - 
Weld's film version of Dan Sully's 
old play. The parish Priest." in a 
Broadway theatre for a run. 



A picture battle is being waged on 
44th street with "Way Down East," 
at the 44th Street, and "Over the 
Hill." at the Broadhurst. al: lost di- 
rectly opposite. Harry Belchen- 
bach handled the publicity for the 
Pox picture, going to the Broad- 
hurst from the Lyric and slipped 
a searchlight brllyhoo over for the 
house. 

One of the tricks was the placing 
of spe» ulators in a doorway on the 
south side of the street toward 
Broadway from the "Way Down 
Last" house and offering tickets on 
sale for the "Over the Hill" film, 
thus hitting those who wcr either 
on 'heir way to see tho Griffith pic- 
ture or to take the turnaway 

The Griffith picture last week at 
the 44th Street got a g* s. of $21,- 
331, while the Pox picture at the 
other house drew Just under $11,000. 



SELZNICK GOLD NOTES 
ARE OFFERED FOR SALE 

Advertisements Announce 10- 
Year Notes Bearing 8 P. C. 

Kansas City, Jan. 12. 
Kansas City papers have carried 
advertisements offering, through 
the Utica Investment Co.. of Utlca, 
N. y.. Selznlck Corporation's 10- 
n nr 8 per cent collateral trust 
sinking fund gold notes, at par. 



MODE FILM RENTAL 
PLAN IS DEADLOCKED 



LUA LEE TO WED AIRMAN. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 11'. 

L.la Les, picture player and form- 
erly a member of Gus Edwards' 
Revue in vaudeville, has annou ud 
her engagement to wed Captain 
Claudo Collins of the United Btati i 
Aviation Servico 

Captain Collins is stationed in 
New York. The wedding wi* take 
place a year or more hen 



It was recently reported, when 
announced from Ut'lca, N. Y. that 
Lewis J. Selsnlck had placed 10- 
year notes with Utlca banking in- 
ter* sts, to the amount of $2 000,000. 



BUCHANAN WITH F. P. 

Louisville, Jan. 12. 
Thomas Buchanan, playwright 
and formerly a Louisville newspaper 
man. who has been chief of edi- 
torial ^tafT of the Qoldwyn Pictures 
Corporation, has (signed a tWO-yi ar 
contract with Famous Players as 
supervising director of the corpora- 
tion's studios. Mr. Duchanaa'l sal- 
ary, it i.-i understood, win be $»oooo 
a year. In addition to h!s work as 
director. Mr Buchanan will write 
scenarios. He Is the author of 
"Woman's Way." "The Cub,'' 'Civil- 
ian Clothes" and other plays. 



Producers Fail to Sigh Agree- 
ment Abolishing Deposits. 

Exhibitors represented by the 
Motion Picture Theatre Owners of 
America and producers represented 
by the National Association of the 
Motion Picture Industry. Inc., are 
in a deadlock as a result of being 1 
unable to agree on a uniform con- 
tract which was drawn up with the 
object of eliminating the advance 
deposit system. This, despite the 
agreement, had been drawr up be- 
tween both organizations and was 
slated for final signature late last 
week. A few exceptions had been 
taken, in addition, by producers to 
the formal agreement, but were to 
have been "threshed" out at future 
meetings. 

It has also been established the 
deadlock la the result further of 
the producers disagreeing between 
themselves on certain "merits" of 
the agreement and clauses, which. In 
their opinion, would bo inimical to 
their interests. 

Prom officials of the M. P. T. O. 
of A. it Is learned they are ready 
to go through with the contract 
form, and are awaiting the final ad- 
vice of the National Association. 

It had been definitely agreed that 
the uniform contract which would 
eliminate the advance deposit sys- 
tem was to be signed Wed"esdayJ 
but according to infoiw tion this 
was again postponed. Tho plea was 
on the part of the representatives of 
the producers saying that they (the 
executives) had more important 
things to do at the present time. 



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FOX'S PHILLY PURCHASE. 

Th.« William Pox enterprise has 
leased for a period of 50 years the 
property .surrounding the vicinity of 
1 6th and Market Streets, Philadel- 
phia, on which it is said plans are 
now being drawn up for the erec- 
tion of a $2,000,000 theatre. 

it will he in opposition to the new 
Stanley, located at J9th and Mar- 
lot streets. The latter will open 
Pcb. i. 



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VARIETY 



Friday, January 14, lj 



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TELL YOUR TROUBLES 

^ have received quite a number of letters lately calling attention to divers conditions in our business which should be improved. 
Someiof these are against the managers and some against the artists. 

THE VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION is very anxious to receive suggestions or reports from 
the artists and the managers, and in order that these letters, may he. written without fear on the part of either the artist or the man- 
ager that they will be criticized by having these letters published, I would suggest to any artist or manager who writes and who does 
not want the letter published, to kindly make a notation on the same: "PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH THIS LETTER." 

If this notation is not on the letter, it is liable to be published for the benefit of the business in general. 

E. F. ALBEE. 



TO VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS 

The following letters are only three out of fifty of a similar nature that I have received from the different railroad executives of the country. 
Please read them carefully. They evidence a spirit of co-operation in favor of vaudeville artists and I advise the artists to show a similar 
spirit of co-operation and see that the stickers which have been provided are put on their baggage, for if anything happens now it will be 
the fault of the artists, and not of the railroads, if the artists neglect to use these stickers as directed. 

E. F. ALBEE. 




LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 

Louisville, Kv., Jan. 8, 1921. 
Mr. Edward F. Albee, President, 

The B. F. Keith Circuit of Theatres, 
1564 Broadway, New York, N. V. 

My dear Mr. Albee : 

Your favor of the 5th instant received. 

It would seem that the placement on baggage of a copy of the label enclosed with your letter will go far towards minimizing the diffi- 
culty complained of by your artists, and greatly assist our baggage agents in readily recognizing the importance of such baggage being given 
prompt and efficient handling. Copies of the label will be distributed among our various agencies, accompanied by directions that every pre- 
caution must be exercised to permit no unavoidable detention in handling. 

I very much hope the treatment accorded by this company will be such as to merit the commendation of the theatrical fraternity. 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) W. L. MAPTOHER, 






Vice-President. 



NEW YORK, ONTARIO & WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY 



TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT 
3724 Grand Central Terminal 



New York, Jan. 10, 1921 









Mr. E. F. Albee, 
Palace Theatre Blclg., 
1564 Broadway, 
New York City. 

Dear Sin 

Yours of the 5th instant, to our President, J. B. Kerr, has been referred to me for reply. 

We will be very glad indeed to comply with your request, and I have forwarded your communication and labels to our General Baggage 
Agent, W. M. Tiel, Middletown, N. Y., requesting him to instruct our baggage agents to give as prompt service as possible to any baggage on 
which one of these labels is pasted. 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) G. L. ROBINSON, 

General Passenger Agent. 



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Chicago, 111, Jan. 8, 1921. 



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ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY 

***" Office of the President 

i 
Dear Mr. Albee; 

Beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter January 5 enclosing supply of pasters with which it has beeu arranged to placard baggage o 
vaudeville artists for the purpose of assisting baggage employes in more readily identifying it with view of expediting handling. 

Will be very glad to have our station baggage forces advised in regard to this feature, and I assure you it is our desire to lend every 
assistance to the theatrical profession and are anxious to so handle their baggage as will avoid miasing or delaying of any uf their performances. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) C. H. MARKHAM. 

Mr. E. K. All.ee, 

1564 Broadway, New York City, N. V. 








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48 PAGES 



M.E. CHURCH IN PICTURES 



$93,835,992 INCREASE IN SHOW 
RECEIPTS LAST HALF OF 1 




Total Wat $366,208,782, With Government Tax 
$36,620,878 — Jump in November More Than 
$2,000,000 Above Box Office Returns in 1919. 






Washington, D. C, Jan. 19. 

The total moneys taken In the 
box offices of various amusement 
enterprises, including legitimate, 
picture, opera, concert, circus, etc., 
from July 1, 1920. to Nov. 30, 1920, 
was $366,208,782.20, according to 
final reports issued by William M. 
Williams, Commissioner of Internal 
Be venue.. 

In contrast to the same period in 
the preceding year the public in 
the United States spent $272,372,- 
.790.20 for amusements. The 1920 
Increase was $93,835,992. 

The government's share of the 
money is $36,620,878.20. 

For the month of November, 1920. 
the gross receipts on the takings for 
all amusement enterprises as re- 
ported was $7,982,248.61. For No- 
vember, 1919, the government's fig- 
ures were $5,877,251.58. 

The government's figures on pic- 
ture films leased also indicate a 
greater volume of business from 
July 1 to Nov. 30, 1920, than the 
same period a year ago. In the last 
year the total rental tax gives the 
government $2,396,003.12. as against 
$1,420,687.07 in 1919. 

In tho monthly figures compiled 
(the latest to date) on films leased 
lor the period of November, 1920, 
the gross rental tax is $383,542.52, as 
against $362,506.66, a difference of 
$21,036.86. 



FAY TEMPLETON 

REVIEWING SHOWS 



STOCK "WAY DOWN EAST." 

Benefits by Publicity for Film — 
Second Week in Boston. 



Boston, Jan. 19. 

-Way Down East" was picked 
out by the Arlington Stock Co. for 
the second week. The film has been 
rnnning for months heavily adver- 
tised, and the spoken word show 
got is pull from this advertising. 

The barring of tho film from Can- 
ada has put into the show "pep," 
which it lacked when a previous 
generation of players witnessed the 
performance. 



Woolworth Could Use Manhattan? 

The Woolworth interests are said 
to have made an offer for the Man- 
hattan Opera House on 34th street. 

The 5-10-cent chain is reported 
wanting the premises for store 
house usage. 



DID YOU HKK 



EVA TANGUAFS 



CI RT.\IN? 



Pittsburgh, Jan. 19. 

The Leader is running as a 
special feature a review of the prin- 
cipal performance in town weekly, 
written by Mrs. Fay Templeton- 
Patterson. 

The intimacy of Miss Templeton 
with the stars she comments upon, 
combined with a decidedly frank 
style she has developed, is popular- 
izing her articles. 

Lillian Russell (Mrs. Alexrnder 
P. Moore, wi'e of the Leader's 
owner), is an occasional contribu- 
tor to the paper. 



"CLOSED SHOP " MEET. 

American Dramatists and Compos- 
ers Considering Equity Proposition. 



Yesterday (Thursday) the Society 
o' American Dramatists and Com- 
posers met to pass upon the pro- 
posed "Closed Shop" of the Actors' 
Equity Association. 

It was almost a foregone conclu- 
sion, from the tenor of the notices 
sent out to the members of the 
meeting, that any proposal to 
favorably view the "Closed Shop" of 
the Equity would be rejected. 

In the notification of the meet- 
ing, members of the Dramatists 
and Composers (a great many of 
whom are also of the Dramatists' 
Guild) found enclosed a copy of the 
resolution which the Guild passed 
against the closed shop. 

Among the speakers yesterday 
were James Forbes, Avery Hopwood 
and Owen Davis. 



COLORED CANTOR SINGS. 




ST U D 1 1 CENTURY GIRLS GO LIMIT IN 

SCANT, COSTLY PRACTICE TOGS 



Proposes to Produce Films 
for Missionary and Sunday 
School Work— Also Male- 
ing Up "White List" of 
Features Made for General 
Circulation — Ban Violence 
-and Scanty Clothes of 
Women. 



CHICAGO CENTRE 






La Rue Jones Appears at Kansas 
City. 



Kansas City, Jan. 10. 

Claimed to be the only colored 
Cantor living. La Rue Jones sang 
Jewish and Russian melodies Sun- 
day (Jan. 16). 

Admission was $£. top. 



ONE END 0FIT ENOUGH. 

Los Angek-s. Jan. 19. 
Haydcn Talbot's wife lost in her 
effort to secure a divorce om her 
husband. The "judge refused to 
hear the case as h»* had officiated at 
the wedding 



Chicago, Jan. 19. 
Pictures and electric signs as 
means to salvation are a part of the 
plan of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in its centenary evangelistic 
campaign. That the church is go- 
ing into the picture business In 
earnest is evidenced by the follow- 
ing facts: 

Headquarters of the church's 
picture enterprises are to be moved 
from New York to Chicago. 

The church is taking over a four- 
story factory structure on W. Erie 
street for the manufacture of re- 
ligious and missionary films for 
church, Sunday school and com- 
munity center work. 

An expert picture man is to be 
placed in charge of the work. Pho- 
tographers already have been sent 
all over the world for the making 
of films. 

All the producing films in the pic- 
ture industry have been invited to 
submit films fot the church's ap- 
proval. From the films submitted a 
"White List" is being compiled of 
films which are recommended for 
church use. 

The first "White List" to be com- 
piled was made public today. 

Indecent dressing on the part of 
film actresses is one of the things 
on which closest watch is kept by 
the censors. Dancing scenes, if not 
otherwise objectionable, arc not cut. 
Pictures with plots centering about 
divorces are taboo. 

While many well-known screen 
favorites appear in the pictures rec- 
ommended, two of the most popular 
are conspicuous by their absence. 
Thoy are Mary Pickford and Charles 
Chaplin. 

It was explained that one or two 
Pickford pictures havo been viewed 
and approved by the censors, Irt 
(Continued on page 18.) 



"Any Old Thing" Gires Place to Silk and Satin 
Confection, With Silk Sox — Idea to Earn Place 
in Chorus by Best Appearance. 



HOTELS AT FAULT, 
WITH CAPITAL WILD 



Washington, D. C, Jan. 19. 
Washington is literally wild over 
the abandonment announced on be- 
half of President-elect Harding, of 
the inaugural celebration. 

Local hotels are said to be par- 
tially if not wholly blameable for 
the decision. One of the largest 
and best known hostelries in town, 
according to the story, when re- 
quested by a friend of the Presiden- 
tial party to reserve room and bath 
for one day during the inaugural 
period, returned word it had no day 
rooms, but could make the reserva- 
tion for a week at $700. 



The girls who are rehearsing for 
the new Century Roof show are 
wearing practice clothes that cost as 
much as fashionable ball gowns, al- 
though they aro modeled on the 
scantiest lines. Sheer silk box. 
rolled down to the slipper top, arc 
the rule, and several candidates 
havo gone the limit in one-piece 
bathing suits of silk. 

The idea seems to be that a*l the 
girls who start rehearsals do not 
last through to the premiere, and 
the better appearance in face and 
figure they make during the pre- 
liminaries, the better chance they 
have to ' e selected. 

This tendency to elaboration of 
practice clothes into silk and satin 
confections seems to have begun 
with the rehearsals for the "Green - 

(Continued on page 7.) 



N. Y. SHOWMEN ANSWER WILSON 
CALL TO AID FAMISHED CHINA 



Twenty Broadway Theatres May Give Benefits Jan. 
30 — Twelve Already Enlist — Three Hundred Mil- 
lion Dollars Needed. 



Acting on an appeal from Presi- 
dent Wilson, benefit performances 
will be given by a number of legiti- 
mate theatres on Broadway Sunday 
night, Jan. 30, in behalf of tho China 
Famine Fund. It will be tho first 
time for a general benefit by legiti- 
mate attractions on Sunday In New 
York. Up to Wednesday nine the- 
atres had consented to participate. 
It was expected 15 or possibly 20 
bouses would be listed by the end of 
this week. It appears that some 
managers did not understand the 
appeal came directly from Washing- 
ton. 

The appeal asking the theatres to 
do what they could was mado per- 
sonalty to George M. Cohan, who 
then suggested the committee ap- 



IN CHICAGO FOR TWO WEEKS 

LEW CANTOR 

Csn Secure 25 to 35 Week Blanket Contracts 

For Standard Act* 



1010 rONSI MKRS 111 II PINO 



pointed ffr New York enlist ai 
many theatres as possible. Th • 
President appointed Thomas W. 
Lamont as executive head of the 
national committee, through which 
it is hoped to raise from $100,000,000 
to 1300,000,000. Prominent citizen* 
throughout the country have been 
called to act locally. Union Bethell. 
former telegraph head, is chairman 
for the New York committee, with 
Edward B. Lyman in charge of the- 
atre benefits. The latter has an of- 
fice at the Bible House, Astor place. 
New York. 

There will be a uniform scale for 
all theatres participating on that 
night, the top being $3 with no ad- 
mission tax because of the char* 
itable purposes. Ten per cent, of 
the receipts will be given to the Ac- 
tors' Fund and the remaining gross 
turned over to the China fund. 

Most of the at tract 'oD3 already 
(Continued on page 7.) 



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26 HANWAY ST., OXFORD ST., W. L 








PARIS ACCLAIMS BERNHARDT 
IN "VITRAIL" POETICAL PLAY 



Worlds Most Remarkable Actress, Reciting Verses 
While Seated, Still Greatest— Will Have Month's 
Run in 15-Minute Playlet. 



— ill..***. I U 4 !■!■■*. i 



Paris. Jan. 13. 

Sarah Bernhardt WSS enthusiasti- 
cally received by Paris when alio 
opened her new season at the Al- 
hambra Jan. 15 in "Yin all," a 15- 
minuto poetical play by Fauchois. 
She has announced it only for one 
month, but the possibilities are that 
the engagement will be extended. 

Mme. Bernhardt, despite she is on 
the stage such a brief time, proves 
she still Is her remarkable self in re- 
citing her verses while seated. 

"VltrabV is poignant and power- 
ful while It lasts. It opens with 
Bernhardt peated in a darkened 
chamber, awaiting the return of her 
knight from the Crusades. He en- 
ters the room feigning to be mutil- 
ated and a victim of leprosy. But 
Ihe heroine declares she fears not 
his embraces. Thereupon, the 
knight throws aside the curtains 
covering the window and in the light 
which streams through, ho is re- 
vealed as a handsome, strong cava- 
lier in perfect health. Then he tells 
her he has pretended to be a leper 
to test her love. 

The supporting company, as 
would be expected, is a superior one. 
It Includes M. Angelo, as the knight, 
and Mmes. Suter and Madeleine 
Thomas. 

The bill incidental to Mine. Bern- 
hardt^ playlet, whose composition 
was virtually dictated by her. Is one 
of extraordinary entertainment 
value. It Is made up of Alexander 
Patty, head balancer; Three 
Valesras, English dancers; Leon 
Rogee, Clark's Crazy Cyclists, Lor- 
dain, Italian singer; Merlel, Franco- 
English singer; Oardey, eccentric 
comedian; Simone Dufresnil, pian- 
ist; Culpitt, conjurer; Anna and 
Louis, musica* eccentrics. 



BARBE BLEUE, ALIMONY 
FARCE, IS HIT IN PARIS 

Play Is Built on American 
"Bluebeard's" Divorces. 



ON BUL WITH LAUDER. 

Ijondon. Jan. 19. 
During the engagement of Sir 
Harry Lauder at the Palace, sched- 
uled to start soon, the supporting 
bill will Include a number of acts 
well known in the United States. 
They are Arnaut Brothers, Lorn a 
and Toots Pounds, Julian Rose, 
Dufor Boys, Parish and Peru. Clara 
Butterworth and Ogla Mosetti. 



MARRYING AND RETIRING. 

London, Jan. 19. 

Violet Lorraine is engaged to 
marry Edward Jolcy. a relative of 
Lord Joicy, the Northumberland 
coal magnate. 

Miss Lorraine will sever her con- 
nection with the stage prior to her 
* arrlage, which will take place 
within a few months. 



GAMBLERS PROTEST TAX. 

/ Paris. Jan. 5. 

The directors of the casinos of the 
south of^France have been in Paris 
to petition the fiscal authorities to 
modify the new tax on gambling 
receipts. 

The directors threatened that if 
the tax on gambling is not revised 
all the casinos and theatres will 
close next month. 



PLAYERS FROM ANTIPODES 

San Francisco, Jan. 19. 
Arrivals on the "Sor.oma" from 
Australia Monday, Jan. 10, Included 
Frank Sidney and company; J. 
Colimo, the Australian Baltos; 
Astras, concentration; De Siva, 
skater; Leo White, Clay Smith. Mrs. 
Harold Lockwood, her son Harold 
Lock wood, Jr., (wife and son re- 
spectively of the lat<* picture s 4 .ar). 



EDITH DAY FINALLY OUT. 

London. Jan. 19. 

Edith Day, it is announced, was 
again forced to retire from "Irene" 
through HI health, and it is not be- 
lieved she will return to the com- 
pany. 

The role of "Irene," created by 
Miss Day, is being played by a 
chorus girl. Doris Pe ering , who Is 
meeting with success 



DID VOL III X It 

TEDDY WALDMAN 

MAY IIARMONK A IN 

EVA TANGUAY'S 

Ac I r 



Paris, Jan. 19. 

Alfred Savolr's "La Hultiemt 
Kemme de Barbe Bleue'* . ("The 
Eighth Wife of Blue Beard") was 
presented by Potiniere at the Thea- 
tre Femina. Jan. 14. It is a three - 
act farce with Arquilliere and Char- 
lotte Lyses in the principal roles and 
each scored. 

The story tells of an American 
who has divorced seven wives, in 
each case providing a stipulated 
sum for the wife upon marrying ant 
agreeing to an increase in alimony 
In case of divorce. Trie eighth wife 
refuses her husband's attention un- 
til they are divorced, whereupon, af- 
ter receiving the high-rate alimony, 
she finds she loves him and they arc 
remarried. 

The reception of "Barbc Bleue" 
Indicated the piece made good at the 
opening nnd is destined for a suc- 
cessful run. 



"LEAGUE OF NOTIONS" 
REVUE FINE SPECTACLE 



Anderson and Cochran Give 
London Production. 



ACTRESS NOT ARRESTED. 

False Story Published When Detec- 
tives Investigate Robbery of Girl. 



London, Jan. 19. 

A widely printed story about the 
arrest of Victoria Monks at the 
Birkenhead Music Hall is without 
foundation. 

Detectives, who called on the 
actress at the theatre, were simply 
making inquiries about a burglary 
which occurred at her flat some 
weeks ago. She lost numerous 
valuable jewels, valued at 2,000 
pounds. 



London, Jan. 19. 

After 'another postponement, 
Charles B. Cochran's "League of 
Notions" revue was produced at the 
Oxford Monday. 

It is on a big scale and is a 
gorgeous spectacle^ to be classed a3 
a "super-revue." 

There ;.re many extraordinary 
scenes, the Persian scene being 
even better than "Chu Chin Chow" 
in daring beauty of scenery and 
costume. 

At the opening performance tam- 
bourines were distributed to the 
audience, including representatives 
of the royal family, and all joined 
in the finale at the end of the first 
half. 

The show requires much cutting 
and the comedy Is rather weak, but 
no fault can be found with It from 
*he artistic side. - 

The "Notions" revue was directed 
and staged by John Murray Ander- 
son, who came over from the States 
for that purpose. Among the sight 
scenes in the *how are the "Music 
Box" and "Bridal" numbers from 
"What's in a Name?" The 12 
American girls also brought ov*?r 
by Anderson are a part of the per- 
formance. 

The principals are led by the 
Dolly Sisters. Helen and Josephine 
Trix and George Hassell are other 
Americans In the cast. 



Friday, January 21, 1921 

TO 



3 BIG LEGIT HOUSES IN LuNDON 
TO PUT ON NEW PRODUCTIONS 



Aldwych, Glebe and Duke of York** to Change—* 
"Mi*a Nelly of New Orleans" Opens at Latter 
in February. 



280 NEW AMUSEMENT 
PLACES OPENED IN YEAR 



Paris List of Theatres and 
Halls Grows to 509. 



POST HOLIDAY SLUMP 
HITS PARIS THEATRES 



Attendance Off Since Christ- 
mas Eve Record 



"JUGGEENAUT CAR" OPENS. 

London, Jan. 19. 

"The Juggernaut Car." an adap- 
tation from Ian Hay's "The Safety 
Match," was successfully launched 
at the Strand Jan. 13 by Arthur 
Bourchler. 

It in a mixture of comedy and 
drama. 



SEARCHING AUDIENCES. 

London, Jan. 19. 

The "Irish war*' was carried into 
the theatres one night last week 
when a force of auxiliary police 
raided the Empire. Dublin, and 
searched every one in the audience 
for arms and revolutionary liter- 
ature. 

The search was without result. 



MARIE LLOYDS JURY DUTY- 

London, Jan. 19. 

Marie Lloyd has been summoned 
on a divorce caso Jury under the 
new mixed Jury '.aw. 

She is the first woman from the 
stage to be drawn for jury nervine. 



BANNEL MANAGING MARIGNY. 

Paris, Jan. 19. 
Clement Rannel. formerly mana- 
ger of the Folies Bergero. has been 
appointed director of the Marigny 
for th<» Constance Ma ill'* comedy 
season. 



Paris, # Jan. 9. 
As already reported, business at 
the theatres here was extremely 
good on Christmas Ere, (with In- 
creased prices, in many instances 
doubled) and the receipts have re- 
mained excellent until this week, 
when there has been a notable drop, 
expected to continue for some 
weeks. The takings at the various 
Parisian houses on Christmas Eve. 
compared with an ordinary night 
In the week were as follows: (in 
.francs). 

Thratre. T>e 4 Jan 4 

Antotn© (Koenis*mark>.. 13.230 S.lfll 

AHi'nw <L# Retoui).... 21. OSS 9.4SS 

Ambiru (Conqueranta 12.S39 2,301 

Apollo (Ceinture »1e Ve- 

nui I8.»5S 7.690 

Arta (Xtalmm d> Bon l>i#u 4,210 rehtia 
Albert 1 (Ttmpa de Orl- 

•• • 2.744 108 

Bouffoa irhl-Phl) 12.2C8 fl,4*2 

Ha Ta-Clan (r*TU*> J0.786 6.290 

Capui'inea (Deauvllle 

aaiKlel) 9,110 1.870 

Caalon de Parli (r»-vui«).. 82,830 14,108 
Cigale (Dame ches 

Maxim) 19.000 2.40S 

Chatel*t (An 9020) 23.830 lO.BOfl 

Champs Klyeees (balMs) 57.893 r.h ill 

Huny (operetta) 9,711 2.972 

Eldorado (revue) 1.V0A4 2.699 

Femina (Russian aung).. 7. .'.»<♦ 4.172 

Follea Bet gem (nvue).. 86.841 11.119 

I>ejazet (fare*) lo.THS 1.280 

Bdouard VII (Je t'almO 21.214 8.400 

Grand Cuignol 6.008 2.820 

Cymnaae Cl* Itafale) 21.771 6.988 

Galte (Cloche* Comeville 28.426 9.025 

Oomedle Kranralae 15.480 13.2»« 

Mogador (operetta) 24 711 11.101 

Marigny (L. r Alantlde) 2l.29t 8.867 

Mayo) (farce * Song)--- u.'t.M 2,864 

Michel (Bternel Masculln) 13.650 2.883 
Kenaiaeanre (Matron d' 

Kph«>Fe) 21.728 4.012 

Opera (repetoire) 42.327 15.924 

Opera Comique 41.841 19.925 

<Me,»n 13.100 8.192 

t'alala Royal (new fan*) 16.672 11,092 
Th. de Paris (Homme a la 

Roue) 86.741 8.650 

Sarah Bernhardt (Daniel) 1C.013 4.418 

Scala (farce) 15.150 2.2!*) 

Trianon (operetta) 15.862 2.726 

rotlntere (mlx-d) 10.327 2.180 

Varletes (l.e Rol) 81.8SO 16.8»ll 

Vaudeville (Allea Briaees) 29.610 6.567 

Montaigne (Simoun) 5.886 3.012 

(The record for Xmas. is Theatre 

des Champs Klysees, while Casino 

de Paris with revue comci at top 

of music halls.) 



Paris, Jan. t. 

From statistics Just issued by the 
authorities it is explained there 
were 21 new theatres, concert halls 
and moving picture establishments, 
and 86 places devoted to dancing 
opened in this city during the year 
1920. In the suburbs of the capital 
17 picture halls and 156 ball rooms 
were inaugurated in the same 
period. 

Thus the total establishments un- 
der the control of the Parisian po- 
lice is recorded as 509 theatres, con- 
cert halls and kinemas; 689 dancing 
rooms. Moreover. 394 authorlsa 

tions »\« re granted for music in 
cafes, hotels and restaurants, and 
908 for automatic or mechanical 
musical instruments. 

Including skittle allies, boxing 
rings, daneing classes and all es- 
tablishments submitted to police 
inspection there are over 2,000 re- 
sorts registered in Paris district. 
The majority of places of any im- 
portance opened during the past 
year are moving picture halls and 
dancing saloons. 



London, Jan. 19. 

Changes have been announced for 
the local theatres during the next 
few weeks, with several important 
attractions moving out and new 
ones moving Into principal houses, 

"The Private Secretary," at th© 
Aldwych, two performances daily, 
since Dec. 18, closes Jan. 22, and 
six days later the house will reopen 
to a revival of "The Tempest." 
Viola Treo, producing "The Tem- 
pest," will appear In the cast. 

"When Knights Were Bold, ,r at 
the Duke of York's since Dec. 10, 
will wind up there Jan. 22, and Jan. 
24 will be succeeded by Lady 
Forbes -Robertson's production of 
"The Lonely Lady." This play, a 
neat comedy drama, was first pro- 
duced last July under the title of 
"The Lonely Wife," and was pur- 
chased by Lady Forbes -Robertson 
(Gertrude Elliott), who has ap- 
peared in it outside London. She 
is to give 12 performances at the 
Duke of York's. 

Early in February, Dion Rouct- 
cault and Allan Llmpus will pro- 
duce at the Duke of York's "Miss 
Nelly of i New Orleans." in which 
Mrs. Fiske scored a success in New 
York. Irene Van Brugh will have 
Mrs. Flsk's role in the forthcoming 
production. That Bouelcault was 
to go into the theatre with a play 
featuring Miss Van Brugh was 
made known last week, but the 
name of the play was withheld. 

Marie Lohr will follow "Fedora 1 * 
into the Globe with a plaj by H. 
A. Vachell and J. C. Snaith, the 
title of which has not been an- 
nounced. 



IN PARIS 

Dy E. C. KENDREW 



PARIS 



Paris, Jan. 9. Isadora Duncan, who commences 

THEATRES.— "L Homme fa series of dances with her school 



OLIVE MAY GETS DIVORCE. 

London Jon. 19. 
01i\* May, the tialety girl, -has 

been granted a divorce from Lord 
victor Paget. 



VAUDEVILLIANS ABROAD. 



Can 



Joaie Colima 8how on Tour. 
London. Ja.n. 19. 
"Sybil," opening at Manchester 
during Christmsi week, with Josie 
Collins. Will close at the Princess in 
that city Feb. 5. 

The production will go on I tour 
of tii. pi ovince*. 



Willie Ward in Hospital. 

London. Jan. 1!>. 
Willie Ward, press repre s entative 
of ihe Alhambra Music Hail, la serl- 
: ill in a local hospital, 



Tng for Moss'-— Rice and 
Werner Opening 



a la Rose' (Theatre do Paris), !'Je 

t'aime" (Edouard VII), "La Matrone 
d'Ephese" (Renaissance), "Jlanuun 

Colibri" and repertoire (Comedie 
Francaise), "Rehas et Melisande" 
and repertoire (Opera Comique), 
"Costor et Pollux" and rcpertCire 
(Opera), "Les Ronaparte" and rep- 
ertoire (Odoon), "Les Erynnies" 
(Theatre des Champs Elysees), 
"Le Rot" (Varietes). "Ailes Bri- 
sees" (Vaudeville), "l'Appissionata" 
(Porte St. Martin), "Le Retour" 
(Athenee), "Le Chasseur de 
Maxim's" (Palais Royal), "L'Atlan- 
tide' (Marigny), "Daniel" (Sarah 
Bernhardt), "Les Conquerants" 
(Ambigu), "Le Simoun" (Mon- 
taigne), "La Rafale" (Cymnase), 
"Les Cloches de Corneville" 
(Gaite), "Madame l'Archlduc" 
(Mogador), "L Eternal Masculin" 
(Michel), "Ceinture de Venus" 
(Apollo), "La Scandale de Deauvllle" 
(Capucines), "I'hi-Phi' (Bouffes), 
"En l'An 2020" (Chatclct). "Dame 
de chez Maxims" (Cigalc), "!><»- 
gourdis du II Escadron" (Scala), 
"Temps des Cerises" 'Albert I), 
"Fruit Defendu" (Cluny), "Nuit des 
Roi," etc. (Vieux Colombicr), "Noces 
de Janette" (Trlani.n). "Miss Hel- 
yett" (Empire), "J'veux Tromper 
Ma lVmme" (Dejazet), "La Hui- 
ticme Fctnmc de Barbe Rleue" 
(Potiniere), "Bonheur" (Arts), 
'iiourgrnestrc de Stilmonde" tMon- 
cey), "Cocu Magnithiuc " (Oeuvre), 
revues at Casino de Paris, Folies- 
IJcrgere, Eldorado, Moulin Rlcu, 
(Jnite Rochechouiut and l»a-Ta- 

Clan, 



at the Theatre des Champs Elysees 
on January 25, under the direction 
6f Jacques Hebertot. has left for a 
week's engagement in Holland. 
Raymond Duncan's prodigal son has 
returned home, after his ruaney in 
Paris, and alleges he left homo 
voluntarily as he objected to ho 
dressed in ancient Creek attire. 
However, Raymond is being sued 
for defamation by the gentleman ho 
accused of having kidnapped his 
offspring. From January 15 to 21 
the Ukrainian choir will occupy the 
stage of the Theatre des Champs 
Klysees. 



A small playhouse to be known 
as the Theatre des Marionnettes is 
being completed in Boulevard de 
Clichy. and will open shortly, when 
"Cendrillon" (Cinderella) will be 
presented with marionettes manipu- 
lated by the "Waltons family. 



Reports from Italy state the 
young juggler Encric Rastelli, aged 
23 years, is a marvel. He is booked 
for the I'nited States this y»ar. So 
far he has never performed outside 
of Italy. 



Mine. Rertlu P.ady, absent from 
the stags for three years, will prob- 
ably reappear shortly, at the The- 
atre Montaigne, under the direction 
of F. Gemier, in a new work by 
Crommelynck, a young Belgian 
playwright who has recently given 
us "Le Cocu Magnifique" at the 

o« UVl'e. 



London, Jan. 10. 

Alexander ('an- will bcKln a tour 
of the Moss Empires Feb. 14, fol- 
lowing Will Crutchfleld and Ruth 
Dtldd by a week. 

Rieo and Werner began a vaude- 
ville engagement here Jan. 17. 

Mcftae, La ports and Lefeyneg are 
going strong at the Palladium. 



PEGGY O'NFJL 

SAVOY THEATRE, 
LONDON 



AINLEY AS "CROMWELL." 

Picked for New Play — Drinkwater 
Sails for U. S. 

London, Jan. "19. 

Henry Ainley will play the title 
role in John Drink water's new 
drama, "Cromwell," instead of Ar- 
thur Rouchler. 

Drink water sailed yesterday for 
America, where he is to go on a 
lecture toui . 



Jan. 
£tdnf'3 



SAILINGS 

"•"• From .San FrancisCO to 

Australia"; n. m, Latimer 



A new house is being constructed 
in Boulevard Pcissonniere to be 
known as the Theatre des Nou- 
veautes, of which Bdmond Ro«e will 
be manager. The angel is Benoit 
Leon Deutsch. 



"Cyrano de Bergerac," the flve-act 
masterpiece of the late Bdmond 
Rostand, was revived January 6 at 
the Porte St. Martin, with Pierre 
Magnier in th.* title role created by 
the late C. Coquelln. 



(Sonoma). 



Andre Messager is conducting a 
French operetta troupe to Madrid, 
where French opera will be played 
during the necond fortnight of J' : '- 
uary at the Theatre Royal, directed 
by M. de Amczola. 



KEITH OFFICE CANCELS FOUR ACTS 
FOR PLAYING SUNDAY PERFORMANCES 



AMUSEMENT SHARES MOVE UP; 
FAMOUS PLAYERS AT HIGH 58 



EL F. Albee Orders Keith Booker and Agency Firm to Pay Salary of One Can- 
celed Turn — Appeared for Frank Fay at Cort — Robert Emmet Keane, 
Richard Keane, Burt Earle and Girls and Grace Doro Affected. 



. ._ 

Market Strength Attributed to Resumption of Pool 

Operations — One View Is That Labor Adjust- 
ment Has Improved Business Situation. 





Cancellations came, racing along 
Monday morning in the Keith office, 
following the receipt by it of a re- 
port on the performance given under 
the guidance of Frank Fay the pre- 
vious evening (Sunday) at the Cort 
theatre, New York. . 
x Robert Emmet Keane, Richard 

Keane, Kurt Karlo and riirls and 
Grace Doro were the turns penalized 



• 



-#«<*.*. . , 



• ■ ... , 



changed a couple of "gags" with 
Fay, who frequently peaks to those 
artists recognised in the audience, 
many of whom are there through 
prearrangement. Richard Keane, 
Miss Doro and the Burt Earle act 
appeared oh the stage. 

An act was cancelled last week 
by the Keith office for playing at 
the Cort for Fay the Sunday be- 
fore. The Keith office announced 
the cancellation without naming the 



by the Keith office for violation of turn, but said it should act xa a 
Keith contracts in appearing in a J warning to Keith acts nc to appear 
theatre not »Keith-booked, while Jin non-booked Keith theatres, with- 
they held agreements for future i out consent of the office. Variety 

S last week published the announce 



Keith time. 

Robert Emmet Keane was can 
celed for the Palace, New York, this 
week; Richard Keane wan taken out 
of the second -half bill at Proctor's 
23rd Street; Burt Earle and Girls 
were canceled for Proctor's, Yon- 
kers, N. Y., iirst half of this week; 
Grace l>oro had her 81st Street Tho- 
atre. New York, date lor Jan. 31 
retrieved from tin books. 

Tuesday, after Mr. Earle had in- 
terviewed E. F. Albee. Mr. Albee 
directed that Earle's salary for the 
three days lost at Yonkers be 
jointly paid by Walllo Howes, who 
books the house in the Keith office, 
and Morris & Fell, who book the 
act. 

Robert Emmet Keane alsp called 
on the chief of the Keith office, 
explaining he had attended the Fay 
concert as a patron and simply re- 
torted to Fay from his orchestra 
chair when Fay, who ran the show 
from an aisle, addressed him. 
Albee is reported to have replied 
that whilo Keane appealed to be 
an innocent party, no exception 
could be made In his case, as other 
turns could claim discrimination in 
his favor otherwise. 



ment which contained the warning 
as a news report 

In the Keith office this week it 
was stated Fay had knowledge 
trouble might ensue between acts 
and the booking office If Keith acts 
appeared for him at the Cort, as 
the Keith people say they informed 
Fay to that effect when he called 
there before starting the Cort Sun- 
day shows, to ask permission to se- 
cure Keith tu*ns. 

Thr Burt Earle cancellation 
brought out a contract point in the 
Keith engagement that caused in- 
structions to be issued this week to 
have a Keith contract clause re- 
written. Earle's contract for Yon- 
kers barred him from playing any 
other theatre in Yo.kers before 
completing Lis Proctor's date there. 
Booked for Proctor's 68th Street, 
New York, for the last half f.this 
Week, that was automatically can- 
celed b> his Cort theajtre appear- 
ance, as that contract provided 
Earle could not appear within a 
radius of 25 miles from the theatre. 
The change in the Keith contract 
clause will be to eliminate the single 
city playing or mile radius and 
Robert Emmet Keane dld~ne4r-aprjjnake the provision general, to cover 
pear upon the Cort stage. He ex- any appearance anywhere by any 



act outside of a Keith-booked house 
while holding a Keith contract. 

The Albee decision was rendered 
against the booker and the agency 
firm on the ground that Earle was 
entitled to his three days' salary 
for Yonkers, he not having violated 
the contract held for there. Mor- 
ris & Fell were assessed one -half 
the amount through having failed 
to ascertain from Earle where ho 
had been booked. The firm had 
asked Earl* If he had any engage- 
ments, according to Earle's story, 
before Yonkers, and E.»rle replied 
he had, telling the agents he had 
"some clubs." The point against 
the agents was they had failed to 
obtain detailed information, which 
resulted In Earle playing the Cort. 
Howes, the booker, was fined the 
other half of Earle's salary, through 
not having been specific in supply- 
ing Information concerning Earle's 
dates, upon request. 

Richard Keane, at the Cort, gavo 
impersonations. Robert rmmet 
Keane is the monologist. Miss Doro 
is a new "single act" o big-time 
vaudeville. 

The Fay concerts at tho Cort 
have been running for about eight 
weeks. They are played n the im- 
promptu or "Bohemian" way. with 
many of the entertainers Induced to 
volunteer for the concerts by Fay 
In person. Fay leased the house 
for 20 Sundays, for a series of the 
concerts, under some agreement 
by which tho house is reported 
to take first moneys. Of late weeks 
the business at the Cort has picked 
up, with Fay's concerts favorably 
commented upon by thoso seeing 
them. 

When *the Fay eonoavts were 

commenced, Fay was with "Jim 

{Jam Jems," playing in the theatre. 

He continued the Sunday concerts 

after tho show left there. 



BIG TIME THEATRE 
USES SMALL TIME ACT 



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THORNTON IN SQUABBLE 



Davis Takes Turns From 
Sheridan Sq. Bill. 

Pittsburgh, Jan. 19. 

The Davis, the big time vaudeville 
Louse here, of late has made it a 
practice to draft at least one act 
weekly, often more, from the Sheri- 
dan Square. Both houses are 
booked by the Keith office. The 
Sheridan Square plays a split week 
bill which places it in the small 
time vaudeville category. 

Last week the Davis had Cree- 
don and Davis double for the first 
half from the Sheridan Square, and 
tho second half it called upon Jean 
Bother* to do the same thing. 

As the Davis had no turn fall out 
of its regular bill and the doubling 
acts from the .square were placed 
on top of tho Davis show each time. 
it has struck the vaudevillo people 
around the Davis management its 
bills needed strengthening. 

The procedure of calling in acts 
from split week houses where prices 
are lower to a big time theatre in 
the same town is quite uncommon. 



me« Abandons Annulment Action 
Counsel's Advice. 



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ETHELYNN CLARK BACK 

The indications last Sunday we* j 
that Ethelynn Clark intended re- 
turning to the Joe Howard Revue, 
which phe left some weeks ago. 

Sunday evenli.t; ut the Academy, 
Brooklyn, in tho special Keith bill 
for that day, Mr. Howard. Miss 
Clark, with Jack King at the piano, 
appeared us a three-act. The Uevue 
opens thi.s week at tho F.ushwick, 
Brooklyn. 

John j. Collins Interceded to 
bring the principals together in the 

three-net and possibly In ttM t'vue, 
which Howard continues to head. 



EVA TANGUAY 



SHOWS A f*,000 SI Mi I. K 



James Thornton, the monologist, 
who recently married Josephine 
Boyle, known to the profession as 
Joslo Palmer, has decided not to 
institute annulment proceedings 
upon advice of his counsel. Thorn- 
ton had retained an attorney to 
bring tho proceedings. 

Friday Thornton informed a Var- 
iety reporter he preferred not to 
bring an action at the present time, 
after consulting his lawyer, and 
further denied that he was living 
with his wife. 

Thornton also denied his signa- 
ture to a letter received by Variety, 
to the effect he wished to retract 
a recent story in Variety ho would 
bring annulment proceedings. The 
monologist stated he had n Ither 
dictated nor signed tho letter. 



RAY BAILErSCONDITION. 

Davs Gensro's Former Wif« at 
Central Islip. 



Ray Bailey is at the Manhattan 
State Hospital, Central Islip, L. I.. 
suffering from a mental disease. 
She was removed to the Institution 
from the observation ward at 
Bellevue this week. 

Miss Bailey is the former wife 
and partner of Dave Oenaro (Gc- 
naro and Bailey), a standard vaude- 
ville act of ten years ago. Follow- 
ing matrimonial differences. Clenaro 
and Bailey dissolved partnership 
and were divorced. 

Miss Bailey remarried, but has not 
boon actively Identllled with the 
show business since. 



PAUL SWAN LOCATED 
DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS 

i 

Hammerstein's "Most Beauti- 
ful Man" Unnerved. 

New Orleans, Jan. 10. 

Taul Swan, "The Most Beautiful 
Man in the World," according to the 
Hammersteln press agent in days 
agonc, was spotted in the lobby of 
tho Grunewald. Show business had 
been wondering what had become cf 
Paul. Questioning brought the in- 
formation, Taul has left the stage 
flat and is devoting himself to 
painting. 

By way of inducing conversation 
the Variety man asked: "And do 
you find this place, crowded with 
followers of racing, inspirational?" 
"Inspirational!" cried the beauteous 
one, unnerved, "why here I feel like 
a butterfly in a cattlefleld!" . 



FRAMING NAVAL OFFICERS. 

Plan to Present Them in a Vaude- 
ville Act. 



DARLING REMAINS AWAY. 

„ The illness overtaking Bddle 

Darling, the Keith booker, did not 
respond an anticipated to a rM| at 
the seashore. It was stated late 
last week Mr. Darling had not Im- 
proved whilo at Atlantic City and 
expected to leave there, seeking an- 
other resort. 

Darling's ailment i a b:»<l case of 
stomach trouble. 



A plan was hatched this week by 
Harry Weber to frame up tho three 
lost naval balloonists in a vaude- 
ville turn, to try out next week In 
tho suburbs, for a line on their 
drawing power. 

The officers are Lieutenants Kloor. 
Farrell and Ilinton, wl o returned 
last last week from their unexpect- 
ed trip to the Canadian wilds. 

Weber was In consultation early 
this week with the men of the navy 
before «:«. had noted their reception 
as per Klnogram pictures in the 
different vaudeville theatres The 
receptions there were almost as 
Chilly as tho now in tho back- 
mound of the views. 



LEW CODY TEMPORARILY 

Tho vaudeville engagement for 
l,«>\v Cody, the picture »tar, in B tem- 
porary one, to till in open time until 
Mr Cody is called for his next pic- 
ture making, already contracted for 
with Joseph M. fcchenok. 

Mr. Cody Will do u RtOltoloi on 
thr* two-a-day. 



Following a dip- laot w»ok the 
amusement stocks picked up after 
Monday and with Famous Flayers 
in the fore advanced steadily until 
the issue mentioned stood at 58 on 
Wednesday around noon, tho best 
figure^ for this stock since the de- 
cline Just before the Christmas 
crash. 

There was nothing in the surface 
situation to explain the climb of 
the amusement leader, especially 
when it is generally hold among 
traders tha. all the stocks of that 
group are dangerous for dealing oy 
outsiders. It is possible that a 
pool has been organized in Famous 
to take advantage of tho better- 
ment in the general market, but it 
would probably follow pretty con- 
clusively tha. It would bo an affair 
guided and sponsored by inside 
interests. 

There is nothing upon which to 
base a belief that Famous Is being 
manipulated by a pool, but wit the 
advance that began after tho New 
Year's opening pools have been 
bobbing up all over the list Per- 
haps the move In Famous is merely 
in sympathy with the general bet- 
terment, although this view Is dis- 
counted by tho" failure of tho other 
two amusement securities on the 
big board to show a like response. 
Loew, tho mystery of Times square, 
has been held under 18. its last 
week's best, for almost an entire 
week and at the moment of Famous 
new high on the current movement 
Loew was quoted at 11 Vs. a half 
point under its best of last week. 

Other things being equal, Loew 
ought to keep abreast of '"ainous 
proportionately l ut it has failed to 
do so. The reason is cloaked in 
mystery. Loow. with its substan- 
tial theatre equities ought to be a 
better proposition than Famous 
Players, but no such condition is 
reflected in the market reports. 
Perhaps the unfortunate new finan- 
cing is too fresh in tho minds of 
both public and professional 
trnders. 

Orpheum has been sluggish in the 
trading, moving slowly between 28 
and 27 %. The position of this 
stock is well known but there is 
nothing in tho situation to explain 
its lack of briskness. There arc 
about 2,000 stockholders in the con- 
cern, but their holdings must be 
small individually exce 4 ! for the 
controlling group. Nevertheless 
there was a single trade done on 
Monday involving 800 shares. 
Where this block came from Is un- 
known, and in the absence of defi- 
nite information it may be pre- 
sumed that It camo from some out- 
side Investor who was pressed for 
cash and forced to realize on his 
invcstnur.t. 

Nothing new developed in the 
Curb trading. Dealings in Goldwyn 
were nil and tho campaign in Tri- 
angle appeared to Lo on tho wane. 
It was rumored on Broadway that 
Universal was about to retire Its 
preferred stock, but this could not 
bo confirmed at the company office. 
It is not Important, for Universal 
is closely held and not dealt in 
publicly. The retirement of a 
senior issuo would have no influ- 
ence, except that tho value of a 
retired obligation would be added 
automatically to the remaining 
common and tho per share equity 
in the property as represented in 
the remaining voting stock would 
bo Increased by that much. 

This is an especially difficult mar- 
ket to outguess. Tho "short" ac- 
count has pretty well withdrawn 
and sales at tho pre-holiday bot- 
tom to establish income losses have 

been evened up to a great extent. 

These elements ought to make for 
a price level which would Invito at- 
tack in the form of a new "hear" 
campaign. Not a detail of the pro- 
gram of tho new Congress as to 
taxes and tariff has como out as 
an influence either way to explain 
the market movements. One ob- 
s< rve r bases a prediction of a 
strong upturn on the h. 1m f thai 
bank loans to. the retailers have 
been liquidated to a large extent 
and that big business has got the 
labor situation in hand in conse- 
quence of a general cutting in mer- 
chandise prices. These two, or 



throA factors . would, naturally es- 
tablish some basts for stability Ik 
fundamental business. 

The observation is offered for 
what it is worth, but it does appear 
the future holds too many possN 
bilitles for setbacks to make specu- 
lative trading attractive just at this 
time, especially In amusement 
stocks. 

The* nummary of transactions Jan. 12 t» 
It) inclusive in aa follows: — 

STOCK EXCHANGE. 

Thursday— Sales. High. Low. Last. CI 

Para. Play-L..15O0 AB% 51tt 01% — ll 

Loewr, Inc 1000 17% 17% 17% — 

Orpheum 100 20 2» 28% 4- 

Prutay - 

Kara Play-L. .1400 ftt% 50% 50% — % 

Loew. Ino 800 17% 16% 16% — % 

Orpheum 100 'M 27% 27% — % 

Boston sold 10 Orpheum at 27%. 

Saturday— 

Tam. Play-L.. 1400 M 61% 64 +2% 

r»oeur. Inc 700 17 16% 16% + % 

Orpheum 200 28 28 28 * % 

Monday— 

Fam Play-L. (8600 M R2% W -ft 

I»o. pf 800 80% 70% 80% — % 

Loew. Inc 1100 17% 17 17% + % 

Orpheum 1000 27% 27% 27% — % 

Boston sold 187 Orpheum at 27%. 

Tuesday— 

Kim. IMay-L..1700 66% 64 65% + % 

Do. pf 100 81% 80% 81% + % 

Loew. Inc 400 17% 17 17% + % 

Orpheum 100 27% 27% 27% + % 

W*r k <l fl^>4< i 'IV — 

Fam^lflay-L. .4600 58% 56 57% +1% 

l*>. pf 400 81% 81 81 —% 

Loew. Inc 1100 17% 17% 17%.. 

Orpheum 800 28 27% 27% — % 

THE CURB. 

Thursday- Sales. HJ»h. Low. Last. Chg. 

TrK™* 1 ' *» A i'. A.. 

l-ridny— 

No nab-* reported. * 
Saturday— 

™W« 2808 * * *., 

Monday- 
No sales reported. 

Tuesday— 

Trlan Kl- 1700 % X A — % 

Wednesday- ■ ■ W W •• * 

Ootdwyn 1100 5% 6 5% + % 

Triang-ls 800 % % % + 5 

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36,000 STOCK SHARES 
FOR ORPHEUMITES 



Stock Offer to Employes En- 
thusiastically Responded To. 

Vp to Monday Orpheum Circuit 
employes hud subscribed to a total 
of 3G.000 shares of stock, with each 
mail bringing in further subscrip- 
tions, at the Orpheum's New York 

office. 

The offer was made the employe* 
for the stock at 25 with five per 
cent, cash deposit, tho remainder to 
be paid for in amounts of 50 centa 
or more weekly per share. 

The distribution of stock will be 
made on a basis of equality, with 
the larger subscriptions cut 1own 
to permit the smaller ones to ic- 
coive tho same proportionate num- 
ber of shares. 



"RUBBER FACE" GALLAGHER. 

The newest act proposed for vau- 
deville has the expressive name of 
the principal, "Rubber Face" Gal- 
lagher, 

Rubber Face is an entertainer at 
Sennctts in tho Bronx, a cabaret. 
Ho is lined up to appear in an act 
with Dixie O'Neil. Bugs Baer and 
Tommy Gray have written it for 
him. 

Gallagher has boon at Senhett's 
for a year or more. lie sings, and 
manipulates his face whilo doing it. 

MRS. PALFREY'S DIVORCE 

ITovidence, R. T., Jan. 19. 

An absolute divorce was granted 
in Superior Court (Providence 
County) Dec. 28. in favor of Mrs. 
Kdgar W. Palfrey, who is permitted 
to resume her maiden name. 

Her former husband is of Palfrey. 
Hall and Brown, iu vaudeville! 
Wilson, Chuichfll & Curtis w^.e 
Mr*. Palfrey's attorneys. 



NONETTE'S TWINS. 

Nonetts, tho violinist (Mrs. Alon- 
zo Price) k;ivo birth to twins at tho 
Maternity Hospital Wednesday at 
noon, boy and girl. Tho boy died 
at 4 o'clock, that afternoon. Tho 
mother was then reported as w* 11. 



D. D. 

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VAUDEVILLE 



Friday/ January 21, 1921 



VAUDEVILLE "ROAD SHOWS" 
SHUBERT NEXT-SEASON PLAN 



Popular Prices — Rotating Weekly, Like Burlesque — 
In Houses of 2,400 or More Capacity — Cantor 
..Show,. Model — Plan Subject to Change. 



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People connected with the shu- 
berts and conversant with their 
plans to play vaudeville act**, admit 
there i* small llklihood of the Shu- 
berts doing anything in the vaude- 
ville line this season. They Bay, 
however, as was reported In Variety 
last week, that there may be a road 
show or so started out later, before 
the warm weather arrives. This 
belief from talk around the Shu- 
bert offices, is through the excep- 
tional business being done by the 
Bddie Cuutor show, "Midnight 
Rounders." There are said to be 
over 25 specialists in that perfor- 
mance, headed by Cantor, which 
runs oft much as it did when sim- 
ilarly named and played on the 
Century roof. 

Popular prices are reported to 
have been decided upon by the 
Shuherts for the regular road tours, 
due, according to present intention, 
to start next season. These prices 
may scale $1.50 top, or may U 
limited to $1, according to the size 
of the town and house. Prospective 

theatres located or selected by the 

Shubcrts for the vaudeville road 
shows aro to have a capacity of at 
least 2.1UU, it is said. 

The stands are to be a week each, 
and the road shows rotate, as do 
the burlesque wheel attractions. 
The cast will he carried as a troupe 
with transportation paid by the 

management* 
The plan apparently contemplates 

a vaudeville show under another 
name or stylo, as played on the reg- 
ular big time vaudeville circuits. 
There will be more than the cus- 
tomary number of turns (9) found 
on a big time bill. Besides will be 
some novelty presentation* possibly 
a production number, in addition 
in h headliner. To give its vaude- 
ville road shows an impetus at the 
outset,- the Shubert organisation Is 
reported expectant of drafting from 

its list Of St s. those moot adapt- 
able for headlining pu rp ose s . The 
eon tracts held by the Shul*erts with 
its stars are claimed to give them 
that privilege, without consulting 
the stars. 

Through the latest decision of 
handling th<» vaudeville end, it Is 
said the Bhuhertl are not seriously 
figuring on building up an elaborate 
booking system, giving more at- 
tention meanwhile to organizing a 
routing and staging department. 
The latter Is for the purpose of giv- 
ing the road shows variety and 
keeping them from too close a re- 
semblance to < ne another, in play- 
ing*. 

While the plan as outlined in \»art 
a hove stands just now as the Shu- 
berts* vaudeville skeleton for next 
season, that is likewise subject to 
change or abandonment, as the 

plans of tin Shubcrts for vaudeville 
this season, announced ]ast sum- 
mer, thus far have Galled to ma- 
terialise. What r« lation the Shu- 
berts may bear to vaudeville next 
season may be dependent upon the 
stage of the legitimate Held, which 
now embraces most of the theatres 
the Shubcrts have chosen for their 
vaudeville, through the current lack 
of h'git attractions. 



VANDERBILTS DON'T SPEAK 

Several «t Albany Last Week, With 
Gertie Among Them. 



Albany, N. Y., Jan. 19. 

The \ andcrbilts were not speak- 
ing last week, partly because Gertie 
of the stage, did not meet her name- 
sakes from Fifth avenue. ltoth 
were stopping at the Ten Kyck. 
with the stage Vanderbilt on the 
ninth floor and the real Vandcr- 
bllts on the eighth. 

On the stago Gertrude Vander- 
bilt sings she is the only Vander- 
bilt on the stage. It did not be- 
come known whether the other 
V.uuh t bilts had heard about this 
or even It they went to the theatre 
to see Gertrude work. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vander- 
bilt. Jr. were the regular Vander- 
bilts. Young Vanderbilt has been 
in Albany since the legislature 
convened reporting the capitol for 
the New York "Times." 

Through their indifference to the 
other Vanderbilt. the regular Van- 
derbilt s broke the heart of Hill 
Haskell, press agent for Proctor's, 
who hoped against hope, and then 
passed out. Nothing he could do 
could start anything among the 
Vanderbilts. 



MRS. RAY H0DGD0N ILL 

Approaching confinement period, 
Mrs. Ray Hodgdon is seriously ill 
with pleurisy, with much apprehen- 
sion among the families. 

Mrs^ Lewis Burgess (nee iiosi 
Qnlnn) reached New York this week 
from her home in Omaha, to be with 
her sister, Mrs. Hodgdon. 



CAMERON-MEEKER SPLIT 

Chicago, -Tan. 19. 
Tudor Canr^ron and Matt Meeker 

have dissolved vaudeville partner- 
ship. Cameron has teamed with a 
young woman, and Meeker Is buiid- 
ing a new act with his wife, Annie 
Kent, com- dlenoe. 



EVA TANGUAY 

JS NOT T1IK LAM ON TIIK I. ION IN 
iYA lAJfwtiAXf ACT. 



Through her pianist becoming ill. 
Gertrude Vanderbilt was obliged to 
cancel her engagement at Grand 
Rapids, Mieh., this wevk. with 
Bessie Wynn substituting. 



GALLANDErTS APPEAL 

Attorney to Make Application 

Clay Modeller. 



for 



John Gullande/, former clay mod- 
eller in vaudeville. Known as Ool- 
lando, now serving a prison tens 
following a conviction for third <!»•- 

grce assault on charges brought by 
his daughter. Minnie Gallander, will 
attempt this week to secure a new 
trial. 

Gallander claims he i»osee*soe let- 
ters from iiis daughter admitting 
perjured testimony. 

Gallander wan convicted oa the 
complaint of his daughter a few 
months ago. She alleged Callander 
struck her on the head with a piece 
of wood from which a nail projected 
His attorney, Samuel S. Lelbowltz. 
will use the letters as the basis for 
his appeal for a new trial. 

Bines lwi father's conviction Min- 
nie was arrested, charged with 
stealing from her employer, but the 
» liarge was dismissed. She ia BOW 
being held by the »'hildren's So- 
ciety, Brooklyn. 



N. V. A.'S LIFEJAEMBERSHIP. 

$200 Buys One — Includes Insurance 
Benefit. 



SHUBERT ACTS UP STATE 
PLAY SPLIT WEEK 



Rialto Plavs Five Acts Booked 
by Davidow & Le Maire. 



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Life memberships were instituted 
this week by the National Vaude- 
ville Artists for the lirst time since 
it was Organised. They will cost 
|200. The cards will be of sterling 
silver. 

The life membership will carry 
with it a $1,000 life insurance policy. 

Bach year around New Year's Eve 
or Christmas the N. V. A. will make 
a presentation of several life mem- 
berships to those of its regular 
members, tho presentation being 
based on meritorious service per- 
formed by tho recipient during the 
year. 



CRANE WILBUR HIMSELF 

Crane Wilbur, picture star and 
playwright, is t;iiiing a dip in vau- 
deville witli a playlet written by 
himself entitled "So This is Paris.' * 
Mr. Wilbur is assisted by Louise 
< 'r.i uhet. 



DAVID BAND OPENS 

Chicago. Jan. 19. 

The HOttMS of David Band opened 
Sunday on the PantSgCS Circuit St 
Minneapolis. 

It ends the controversy over the 
Band's services with I he Orpbeutn 
Circuit. 



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The Rialto, Amsterdam, N. 
announced the opening there 
"Shubert big time vaudeville, direct 
from the Winter Garden and Cen- 
tury Roof, New York City." Thurs- 
day Of bust week. At that time the 
house switched bookings and started 
receiving its bills through Ed Dav- 
idow, >f New York. Davidow, with 
Unfits EjS Maire (Davidow & Le- 
Maire) are the principal bookers of 
vaudeville acts by the Shubcrts. 

The Kialto is a 2,000-seat theatre 
playing ' a split veek. That policy 
will be continued with the Davidojr 
bookings. The opening show held 
the Kee Tow Comedy Four, Orth 
and Cody, Moran and Wciser. plus 
the afterpiece done by the two 
teams, the hill closing with Mijares. 
A feature picture followed. The 
acts mentioned are said to hold 
Shubcrts* play or pay contracts. 

With the apparent dissipation of 
the plans of the Shubcrts to enter 
the vaudeville field this season, it is 
understood acts Under contracts 
with the Shubcrts will he booked 
outside when not used m produc- 
tions, it was stated at the Davidow 
permanent office several weeks of 
time "nearby New York would be 
added vo the Amsterdam house, 
Which is a starter. 

Davidow & l.eMaire irnv i»een en- 
gaged in general agency activity, 

with the latter speealizing on pro- 
ductions and the former devoting 

most of his attention to the Shubert 

Sunday concerts. The Amsterdam 

l»ookine; is the first outside activity 
in a vaudeville way. 

The i:i:iito. Amsterdam, has a 
iw lee -daily policy. 

LUBIN KIDDE0. 

Bill Morrisey Goes After Loew 
Booker at Farewell Banquet. 

A farewell dinner wa« tendered 

.1. If. Lubin, k.o.)ker-iii-.hirl ol' the 

Loew Circuit, Tuesday evening, 
iu»«>n I he eve ©1 bifl sailing on 'he 

Imp ••• "■ lor Thursday - 

Seventy -live guests, including 
agents, managers, i*>-workcri and 
actors, enjoyed : h«^ affair. "The 
Lubin B axoo "• a special newspaper 
containing many grigs and refer- 
ences to I.ul.io and o:h«v guests, 
was I he m>u\ • Mir. 

S|i< ■ r] . b by Pat Casey and 
Henry Chestcrnclu. eulogising 
ladnn, were fOLowed by the hit of 
the evening, a comedy speech by 
Will Morrisey, act or -producer , 
Morrisey remarked be had booked 
several sets with L*ubln and didn't 
think lie waf, such a much. The 
wpeaker then proceeded to trace 
back Lubln's ancestry. 

A platinum watch and chain were 
tendered Lubi by his associates. 
V\ illiam Brandt 11, producer of girl 
acts, who will accompany Lubin 
abroad, was also presented with a 
gold fountain pen. 

The menu contained tho follow- 
ing note: "We are printing this in 
French solely for Jake Lubln's 
benefit. When h<- gets into a Paris 
restaurant and the waiter asks him 
whit he'll have to eat, all he has 

to do is hand him 'his card. Of 
course, it will mean he'll eat be< f- 
steak at every meal, hut that's 
better than ..'(king a chance en th" 
funny French food." 

Following the eats "prohibition" 
reeelvt d another • Ibaek and 
numerous comedy telegrams were 
rea d . 

J. II. Luhln, booker for the Tx>ew 
Circuit, called a meeting of all 
agents operating in that ofhYe Mon- 
day morning. He gave the agents 
a g» neral talk prior to his departure 
for a six weeks' trip abroad. Mr. 
Lubin Btated from now until his re- 
turn the bookings would be in 
charge of Moc Beheneb and Johnny 
Hyde. 

Lubin said that while Ihe books 
were well filled for the next live or 
six weeks, purposely so because of 
his trip, he desired all agenta to 
continue activities, securing and of- 
fering material as usual, and that 
the bookings would go along as 
though he were present. 

A dinner was tend* r« d 
Cavanaugh'a Tuesdaj 

He sailed with Mrs. Lubin yester- 
day (Thursday) on the imp- rator." 



ALBEE FELIOTATES MORTONS; 
FUTURE PROMISE FOR THEM 



Luhln at 
i venlng. 



Tempest and Sunshine Reunited. 
Tempest and Sunshine have re- 
unite,! lor vaudeville and will open 
in Philadelphia Monday. They 
nave not been together for about 
*is year**"" 



Wants Celebration on Golden Wedding Largest in 
New York Theatre— Sam Morton Replies— "We 
Sung the Song but You Built Place to Sing It" 



LOEWS MANAGER DENIES 

Ssya Public Not Invited Back Stage 
During Performance. 



Nashville, Jan. 19. 

The circular issued by Lebeck 
Brothers, reproduced In last week's 
Variety, although the circular spoke 
for itself, brought a denial from 
Loew's local manager, BL M. Fain, 
of the Vendome Theatre, when Va- 
riety reached here. 

Mr. Fain stated the circular did 
not say the public could go back on 
the Vendomo stage during a per- 
formance, and it was not intended 
to convey that impression. 

it ia the intention, it is claimed, 
to allow the public to inspect the 
theatre during the early morning 
hours. Lebeck Brothers, who con- 
duct a department stus*. will pay 
all aetata and employes assisting 
at the time it is stated. Any lay 
person desiring a permit to go back 
stage at the Vmdome from Lcbeek's 
must purchase a phonograph record 
at the store. 



The eirculaXi as reproduced in 
Variety last week, plainly read; 

"See the stage hands change and 
handle the scenery. 

"Th*- artists make-up and remove 
the make-up. 

"The artists dressing rooms. 

'The artists make a MUick change 
of their costumes." among other 
imitations to "sec."' 

li Manager Fain did not want 
the Warfh Viflf public mish d by the 
circular he should have edited it 
before Issued as the impression he 
denies is evident. 




LOEW'S INTERVIEW. 

Sends Out Press Statement 
"Business Depression." 



On 



The l.ocw ofliee this w < < U SOU I 

out an interview with Marco ■ Loew 
on the present "business depres- 
sion" and its possible effect upon 
a popular price theatric ' circuit 
of the Txk'w description. 
The interview said in part: 
"It is interesting that in th!> 
period of so-called business donees 
sion the prosperity ol" the popular 
priced vaudeville and photoplay 
theatre, as far as our experience is 
ouneerned, remains undiminished.* 

Alter commenting on the days 
when there were no popular priced 
amusements and drawing a contrast 
between the entertainment costs in 
those days, Mr. Loew said: "To- 
day ' lather of a family thinks 
nothing ol bundling up his offspring, 
be they <»ne four, taking his 

wife with him and going around to 
a neighboring picture show or 
vaudeville theatre. The cost isn't 
beyond him. Instead ot sitting in a 
Steep, eio^njy gallery, far removed 
from tho stage, he sits in an up- 
hotstered orchestra chair in a 
beautiful theatre and gets the best 
the house affords at 't iriee be 
formerly piid to g«-t the worst." 



Tlie occasion of the 40th wedding 
anniversary of 8am and Kitty Mor- 
ton Jan. 10, brought the Mortons 
the following letter from K. F. AN 
bee: 

New York, January 8, J 921. 
My dear Sam and Kitty: 

As this ia your fortieth aaafc 
v« rsary. ..nd I consider it C tre* 
medous interest to vaudeville* 
I want to be among the great 
many to extend their good 
wishes. The fact that you have 
lived and worked together for 
forty years and have raised a 
wonderful family, is a living 
evidence that the vaudeville 
artists not only amuse the pub- 
lie but set an example of high 
principled married life. You 
have always been a credit to 
vaudeville and have endeared 
yourself not only to your asso- 
ciates in vaudeville, but io the 
general public who love you and 
yours for the sweet piemro 
Which you present on the 
vaudeville stage. 

I will eonsider it a great 
privilege if I live until your 
golden anniversary to give a 
c e le b r ation in your honor In the 
largest thi tro in New York, 
for the la rg est would )>*• too 
small to hold all who would 
want • to attend. M\ sineere 
cocmI wishes' i.- that yon will cel- 
ebrafr this crolden anniversary 
and it* Kate decrees that f can- 
not be there, I would like to be 
held in your memory'. 

It Is with the greatest pleas- 
ure tint I enclose a little token 
of mv r esp ec t and est«* m. With 
deep affection and heartiest 
good wishes for your futusu 

Klpo')»> ."--, 

Cordially yours. 

k. r. 41* 

M». nd Mrs ^arn Morton. 
N'o. SJtl PhiKips Avenw 
IVtroit. Mieh. 



BECK G0IMG SOUTH 

W-th Mart Singer Visiting at Palm 
Beach 



In res pons e Sam Moiion wired 
'vhis • Kfilg%: 

Detroit, January 1 1. 

K. V. Alhe... 

Palace Theatrs Bid- . New 

hoii bM —Myself, Mrs. stoi'toni 
and live children, Clara. Paul, 
Marion. Joseph and Martha, and 
five grandchildren, Clara, Cath- 
crine, Naomi, Samuel third, and 
Jack) Joe. all Join bent and 
hand in thanking you. Did we 
say thanking? Well, Ivl, we 
have no other word, and there 
is no theatre in New York big 
enough to hold your message of 
good ebeei which in itself waa 
enough w.h. ut the beautiful 
presents you also sent and if 
w have our say you ccitainly 
will attend our golden wedding. 

Y.s. Kd, we sang the song. 
Inn you built the pla< c !<» .*ing 
it. 

Fam Morton. 



This Saturday will not the d--- 
parture of Martin Beck and Mort 
Binger for their annual pilgrim - 
mage to the Palm Beach golf 
courses. The Orpheum bosses will 
remain away about two months, 

Liast Saturday Frank Vincent, an 
Orpheum booking man. left for the 
same place, on a vacation. 



SUN REGAINS MARION. 

Bprlngtleld, <"».. Jan. |$, 
The Orpheum, Marion, o, returns 
to Sun bookings next Monday, using 
five nets and a feature pijturo. This 
house was supplied by the Sun oAop 
here on a contract holding n 30-day 
cancellation ClaUse. Curly in the 
season it wan sold by Dolly Spurr 
along with several other theatres 
disposed of by .Mrs. ftpurr. and at 
that time the bodktngs were 
switched. 

It is understood the hills hav< 
been supplied through a ChloaffO 
*geney in the in''tntlme. 



Th.- tuk- :..< reisrred to are under* 
stood to have l>een two watches, one 
fur Mrs. Morvon and the other for 
Sam. Mr* Morton's Watch, e;old, 
Set it) platinUSttt contained 58 
diamonds, Sam Morton is said to 
have dr scribed his pre u tit as a 
Watch 'worth 800 times more than 
an 1 ngi i soH." 



GUS EDWARDS' NIGHT 



12 or More of His Protege* at N, 
V. A. Sunday Night. 



Gus T'Mwards had his night at 
the \\ V. A. club Sunday evening, 
when hli stage proteges appeared 
for the entertainment, f'us glowed 
with pleasure as the list ran off, 
With only one absent, Eddie Cantor, 
who sent » wire of regret from Bo»« 
ton. expressing in it his apprecia- 
tion of Mr. Edwards' particlpsttoa 
In his rise to stardom. 

Among the bklwards* proteges ap- 
pearing were Oeorgie Price, Hazel 
and All ♦ Furness, Chester Fred- 
ericks. Olga Cook, Leo and Dorothy 
Bdwarda io<id!o Bussetl, Willis 
Solar. Vincent O'DonneM. Hobby 
Watson, Catherine Arnold ind the 
members of the tlUf Kdwardi 
Song Revae of 1921." 



FrkUy, January 21, 1W1 



VAUDEVILLE 




SJE 



=SC 



KEITH BEHIND NEW ALBANY 
BILLS TO CURB SPECULATORS 



Three Measures Introduced and Expected to Go 
Through Without Opposition — One Would Stop 
Doorway "Barker." 



Albany. N. Y„ Jan. If. 

Three bill* were introduced in 
the Legislature last week which. 
H it believed, will put an end to 
ticket speculating in this State. 
One amends the charter of the City 
of New York and grants it specific 
power to regulate the business of 
ticket speculating and the resale of 
theatre and amusement tickets. 
The second prohibits harking and 
bal!y-hooing from doorways, halls. 
etc. The third provides that in 
order to engage in ticket speculat- 
ing one must be licensed by the 
City where he resides. 

In making application for a 
license he must make a statement 
that he will not charge more than 
fifty cents in excess of the estab- 
lished box office price. It is a nils- 
d -meanor to engage in the business 
without a license or to sell tickets 
on more than the fifty -cent margin. 
If tickets are sold for more than the 
limit allowed by the law, the spec 
is guilty of an additional misde- 
meanor in making a false state- 
ment to secure the license. The 
p nalty for a misdemeanor is a 
fine of $300. or an imprisonment not 
to exceed one year, or both. 
Keith Behind Move. 

The last two bills are 



N. Y. BILL WOULD FREE 
JEWS FROM BLUE LAWS 



Measure Defeated Last Year 
Introduced Again in Albany 



Albany. Jan. 19. 

The Dickstein Sunday bill has 
been re-introduced *n the Legisla- 
ture. It would allow any person 
in cities having a population of one 
million or over, who belongs to a 
religious faith, according to the 
tenets of which any other day of 
the week than Sunday is observed 
as a day of rest, and who actually 
refrains from business or labor on 
such other day. to carry on busi- 
ness or to sell any property on 
Sunday without being liable to 
prosecution. 

It relates to New York City only. 

The bill was opposed last year 
by the Actor's Equity Association, 
the State Federation of Labor and 
the Lord's Day Alliance. It was de- 
feated in the Senate during the 
last week of the session. An at- 
State wide! tempt was made to rush it through 



BIG TIME BOOKINGS 
FILLED FOR SEASON 

Keith Office Books Virtually 

Loaded — Little Room for 

Big New Acts. 

In the Keith office this week, Sam 
\\. Hodgdon, in charge of the rout- 
ing, stated the Keith books are vir- 
tually filled up for the remainder 
of the season. 

Mr. Hodgdon had been asked if 
the booking congestion now is as 
acute as formerly reported. A few 
open "spots," said Mr. Hodgdon. ap- 
peared here and there, that acts 
could be placed in. but big new 
acts, said the router, would find it 
difficult to place themselves on the 
Keilh books. 



SAM FALLOW BACK. 



Restored to Good Standing 
York Pan Office. 



in 



New 



in th'ir effect. In New York City 
the licensing will be in charge of 
the present authorities. The bills 
were drawn up by an executive of 
the Keith Interests. 

"Conditions have become so 
scandalous that we have been 
forced to take steps to change 
them." declared the official. "We 
ace going to drive those parasite^ 
out of business. These bills have 
the support of all the managers. 
Thev do all the New York City 
ordinance tried to do and then 
some more." 

It is believed that the measures 
will pass both houses without much 
opposition. I'p-state people have 
become aroused over the situation 
In New York. When they visit the 
big city they are the special prey 
of the specs. In speaking about 
the prices charged for hits, the 
Keith official remarked that four 
tickets for the Fred Stone show on 
New Years Eve cost him $64.80. 



CENSORSH[P_FEELING. 

Reported Growing, Partly Through 
Blue Law Opposition. 



in the last twenty minutes of the 
session, but it failed. 



Dr. Ellas I*. Solomon, president 
of the United Synagogue, declared 
that the "blue law" campaign was 
designed as a blow at the Jewish 
religion in this country, in his mes- 
sage to the annual convention in 
New 'ork this week. 

•The attempt to bring about the 
Sunday blue law," said Dr. Solo- 
mon, "if euccessf al, would tend to 
increase the hardships of the ob- 
serving Jew. It is not alone anti- 
Jewish. To foist a rigid observance 
of the Christian rest days, to revive 
tat Puritan Sunday, is un-Amer- 
ican. We must resist such at- 
tempts both as Jews and Amer- 
icans." 



In the 
la tors a 
is in the 
era will 
other 
their 



Albany, N. Y.. .Ian. 19. 

Opinion of leading legis- 

big fight in censorship 

offing. While the reform - 

work for the passage ot 

restrict! e legislation, they pin 

greatest hopes of success on 



some »<>rt of a censorship bill. 

The reason for this confidence is 
the howl raised by the press over 
the Plus Law Sunday. Most of the 
law makers consider the subject 
filled with dynamite and better lef; 
alone. I'due Law bills will be In- 
troduced, but the present outlook 
for their passage, or even for seri- 
ous consideration, is not bright. 

But censorship does find advocacy 
among some of the members. A 
steadily increasing number of peo- 
ple have come to look with favor 
on the Idea. Many of the regular 
film fans are for it, claiming a 
mrge number of pictures they tte 
are suggestive. 

The recent publicity given to 
■lories of crime Inspired by pictures 
has added many converts to the 
censorship fold. 



MARDO'S OWN HOUSE 

Portland. Me.. Jan. 15. 
Fred Mardo. the booking agent. 
has acquired the New Portland and 
is running a musical com.'dy and 
tab po.tcjr. It formerly played 
vaudeville. 



Bam Fallow, independent booking 
Bgent, has been given the floor 
privileges of the local Pantages of- 
ftce following a truce declared by 
Walter Keefe, eastern Pantages 
representative, who informed Fal- 
low early In December in the fu- 
ture ho (Keefe) wouldn't book any 
acts handled or controlled by Fal- 
low, on the Pan time. 

The disagreement followed a com- 
plaint filed by Rath & Canon, pro- 
ducers, with the V. If. P. A., against 
Keefe for non-fulfilment of con- 
tract in regard to one of their acts, 
"Past, Present and Future." 

Keefe informed Fallow that he 
was aware the complaint was to be 
filed and that he (Fallow) should 
have Informed Keefe that such ac- 
tion was contemplat- -*. 

The V. M. P. A. returned a find- 
ing for the producers and ordered 
the Pantages Circt it to reimburse 
the producers with a sum equiva- 
lent to the loss of time incurred by 
the act. "Marriage vs. Divorce," 
another Path & Oarron productlo . 
eras offered a route by Keefe in lieu 
of a rash settlement. When Fallow 
booked the last act with the Loew 
Circuit Keefe informed Fallow he 
was out. 



FARNUM REINSTATED 

Floere 



Returns to 



Keith Booking 

Monday 



Following a brief suspension for 
inattention to an act. Ralph Far- 
rnim, connected with the Edw. S. 
Keller agency, was restored Mon- 
day to the floor privilege of the 
Keith office. 

The matter with its cause was 
reported in last week's Variety. 



Rcae 
Rose 



M« 



lullaney Joins Hart's Staff. 

Mullanoy is now s membei 
Of Max Hart's office staff. Miss 
Multaney for years was associated 
With Chum berk* in Pi own. the book- 
Inf agent, following which she was 
■ easting directress for one of the 
large picture concerns on the West 
jossr. Mis.- MuliSney will assist 
In securing artfai* f.ir- pro- 




sit lata for 



auction ii nd picture engagements. 

TEDDY WALDMAN 

IS MATIN riKI>. 

A MMtKStt i'AKK OF 

EVA TANGUAY 

Riviasior:. Vgff YORK 



BOB 



LA SALLE 



CALIF. BILL WOULD CENSOR 
VAUDEVILLE BESIDES FILMS 



Coast Variety Showmen Carry Protest to Gov. 
Stephens, Who Is Understood to Sympathize 
With Arguments — Known as Hurley Bill. 



San Francisco, Jan 19. 

Assemblyman Hurley of Alameda 
has introduced a bill before the 
State Legislature which contem- 
plates the establishment of .1 cen- 
sorship over picture productions 
and which will upon tinal submis- 
sion by Hurley, include a censor- 
ship on iill vaudevil'e productions. 
The bill as originally introduced 
provides for a censorship bonrd 
composed of the state superinten- 
dent of public instruction and the 
state board of education, covering 
only the moving picture production. 
Hurley, however, since the day he 
Bret br< tight the issue up has de- 
cided that vaudeville must also 
come unt'er this supervision, an 
announcement which has brought 
rrotcsts from coast vaudeville m*n. 
Sevem l hundred motion picture 
men. including a delegation of own- 
ers of houses where vaudeville as 
well as pictures is featured, 
swooped down on the Cap'tol Im- 
mediately following the Introduc- 
tion of the bill In the Assembly, 
which came as a complete surprise. 
The entire side of the theatrical 
men was laid before Cov< rnor Wil- 
liam I). Stephens by a special dele- 
gation, and it was especially point- 
ed out that such a bill would be 
an Invasion of the right of "free 
speech, free press and free expres- 
sion." 

Attorney Isadora M. Colden of 
San Francisco, acted us spokesman 
for the show men. lie stated that 
there was no need for the establish- 
ment of a censorship and invited 
any assemblyman or oth^r person 
to name any one picture or act of 
"immoral" status which was ever 
used In the State. 

Such a bill, would, in the opinion 
ot Colden, effect the millions of 
dollars of invested capital in the 
production and handling of the in- 
dustry in California. 

The measure give signl of caus- 
ing one of the liveliest contests 
ever Witnessed «t the Capitol in 
Sacramento. That the Governor 
leans feward the arguments of the 
theatrical men is the rumor afloat. 



week a statement opposing the en- 
forcement of Sunday blue la we. 
The declaration asserts that "the 
present strong organized efforts are 
destructive both to the church and 
to the statu. Only those whose 
hearts (iod has changed can truly 
keep a holy Sabbath. As no legis- 
lation in Congress can change the 
human heart to make citizens per- 
form a religious act when they are 
not religious, in to enforce hypoc- 
risy by law." 



The Sunday Rights Association 
was chartered in New York this 
week. It is headed by Martin Vo~ 
gel, former assistant treasurer of 
the United States, with Dr. Royal 
S. Copeland, health commissioner 
of New York, as second In command 
and its purpose is to combat the 
Puritan Sabbath movement. 

The organization is non-sectarian 
and proposes that "the association 
shall undertake to have stricken 
from the statute books of the vari- 
ous states all Sunday legislation 
which improperly restricts persona t 
liberty." 

The Rev. Dr. William Manning, 
rector of Trinity Church, New York. 
declared himself the foe of blue law 
enforcement in an address at the 
Waldorf Monday. 

"I believe in the religious ob- 
servance of Sunday, but not in 
petty restraints and restrictions. I 
do not understand the point of view 
of people whj see sin in whole- 
some exercise because it is Sunday." 

Paris, Jan. t. 
A proposition has been introduced 
In th^ Chamber of Deputies making 
the penalties more -overs for thope 
who deal in tickets for the subvea 
tloned theatres without authority. 
This is intended to check the curb 
vendors, whe frequently increase 
the prices by 50 per cent, to 100 per 
cent. 

It is noticed greater difficulty is 
now experienced to buy tickets at 
the box office. 

The law only applies to the state 
subventioned houses. 



The popularity and success of KRANZ and LA SALLE has been 
eclipsed by the sensation record of BOB LA SALLE a* a s'ngle. Estab- 
lished Instantly as a next-to-« dosing hit, At the Hint Street. New York, 
three weeks ago with Krans. opened the following day as a single at the 
Maryland. Baltimore, next-to-closln«. Then Davis, Pittsburgh, next-to- 
closinc and last week at Fifth Avenue, New Y«»rk, moved next -to-closing 
after the first performance ami at the same time deputizing at the Palace. 
New York. 

A unique record to become a next-to-eloslng big time a'.nglc without a 
showing. A place that is generally ie.ach*d only by yeses of plji <ng. 

BILLY JOYCE al the piano. Direction MAX F! 1TAYFP/ 



Boston, .Tan. 1J» 
Rev, H. f.. Bowlby of Kew York, 
general secretary of the Lord's Day 
Alliance >f the United States, speak- 
ing at a joint meeting of the Kvan- 
geltcnl Alliance of Greater Huston 
and the Lord's Day League of New 
England, In the Park Street Church 
Monday morning, claimed that re- 
ports of a campaign for re-enact- 
ment of so-called "blue laws" under 
th. auspices of the Lord's Day Al- 
liance and affiliated organizations. 
are entirely without foundation and 
being disseminated for selfish pur- 
poses by commercial Interests for a 
freer Sunday observance. 

"There is reason for this propa- 
ganda which is on foot," he declared. 

There are powerful Interests behind 
it. The mighty picture trudt is one." 
He said there was no intei.tion of 
stopping the trains on Sunday, pro- 
hibiting Sunday newnpapcrs or 
closing restaurants but observed 

having put the sun in Sunday for 
thousands of toiling men and women 
we will not allow commercial in- 
terests tc put the dollar mark across 
it." He charaeteriaed as a scandal 
Ihe parade oi tte International 
Sporting Club on Fifth avenue and 
declared the picture interests were 
over-willing t' desslmlnatS pictures 
of the n.Tuir. Mr. P.owlhy said he 
believed "all theatres and enured 
concerts should be cloned on Sun- 
day. Why sacred conceits?" he 
asked. "Because there's nothing 
aaered about ^em. |l*n the dollar/' 

Washington. Jan. 19. 
The General Conference Commit- 
tee of Seventh Day Adventists made 
public at its headquarters here this 



Assemblyman Henry Daum, Re- 
publican of Queens, introduced a 
resolution at a brief session of the 
Assembly Monday night urging 
Congress to modify the Volstead 
proposition enforcement law. Mr. 
Uaums' resolution, under a new 
rule of the Assembly, was not de- 
bated nor referred to committee last 
night 

Considerable speculation wai 
aroused at the Capitol tonight by 
the introduction of the resolution in 
view of the "bone dry" programme 
advocated by Gov. Nathan L. Mil- 
ler in his .special message to the 
Legislature and Republican leaders. 

In tho Raum resolution Congress 
is urged to "enact legislation that 
will effectually or rationally modify 
the Volstead act by permitting In 
beverages a more liberal percentage 
of alcohol than is now allowed." 



AGENTS' THIRD BRANCH. 



Horwitz £. Kraus' Philsdslphia Of 
fice — Frisco Next? 



*ict news •H0MAKCE' 



NO. 3 



Aii <-'.tr»(<r.Iinary mslodf *>ai'* f<»r 
tvro relets. F>»tur*il by Marry 4'«r- 
rol. Roth Krrrl, Ralli liron.. I»u Uo»«. 



H. n. KICK, far. 
Myi,» SfWigtMS-* IS«4 S'M«*«v H. 



\f. City 



Arthur J. Horwitz and Lee Kraus 
will open a brsnch agency office la 
Philadelphia Feb. 15, making the 
third branch for that firm. Other 
branches now in operation are In 
Chicago and Boston. A fourth 
branch may be opened In San Fran- 
cisco. 

The agents belteve Philadelphia l« 
a good field, figuring that with ten 
weeks booked directly from that 
point there is a chance to atttact a 
further clientele. The new olflce 
will also look after HorwitR A Kruun 
acts playing the vicinity. Harry 
Sb.ifter. now in the New York of- 
fice, will take ehftrgt in Philadel- 
phia until it is established. 



You're Wrong 

D. D. H. 

Is Not a Medicine 



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VAUDEVILLE 



Friday, January 21, 1921 



1 



FRniSAND 



By ALICE MAC 

AUcen P.ronson in her school teacher skit is just as pleasing as ever. 
At the Fifth Ave. (first half) her conception of a cheeky youngester was 
delightful. Ifer ambition grown up is to be a fat lady who takes medicine 
to get thin. She was in a frock of butcher's blue linen, with its white 
collar and cuffs. A splendid foil for Miss Bronson is Marion Hoffman as 
the teacher. 

Mlzah Selbinl appears in a short costume of yellow, trimmed with brown 
marabou, no doubt meant to be a bathing suit, as the background was the 
••*%Mi The fivt was of a Juggling variety, w.ifb a couple of somersaults 
thrown in, contributed by the male helper. 

Jean Boydell opened as a boy, singing a Blues. Then, in a gown of 
iridescent, edged with Dlue feather trimming at the aide, sho bang, with 
arms waving madly around, remindful of Charlotte Greenwood, hence the 
gesture. Her next number, "Jazz Baby," was delivered in the same style, 
but this time accompanied by facial grimaces. 

The Foys, with Papa, are always entertaining, with Mary's and Mad- 
eline's singing and Bryon's imitation of Dad, one of the best things in 
the act. 

Green and Myra; one fiddles while the other one sings. The young 
woman, who is also the singer^ wore a neat dress of green chiffon, wired 
at the hips, with a panel of gold lace hanging down the front, which also 
formed the bodice. The sash was of purple chiffon, ^hich matched the 
shoes and stockings. 



LIGHTS TURNED OUT 
ON CON'S "TOMATO" 

Had Cyclone Mahoney Down 
For Count. 



WOMEN. 



Things did not seem to quite please Cyclonic Eva Tanguay at the 
Riverside Monday matinee, at least that was the Impression received when 
Miss Tanguay at the end of her act did not take a single bow. 

Miss Tanguay is singing some new material, the best, perhaps, "I Get 
Away with Murder." VII her costumes are new since last seen, and each 
one equally beautiful. For "I'm a New Peter Tan** she wore a suit of 
silver sequins with wide bands of skunk fur for sleeves, and hanging at 
the back was black net ornamented with jet and spangles. During her 
number, "I've Got the Navy Blues," the orchestra did not seem to suit 
the singer, and one heard remarks made by Miss Tanguay while she 
changed off-stage. Mis* Tanguay is now carrying her own drop, of green 
velvet, with a large padded lion, driven by a young woman with flowing 
locks. 

Betty Wheeler is wearing the same sweet frock of chiffon with the 
baskets of flowers at the side as at the Paiace. 

The surprise of the show was Joe Cook, who, after his own act, ap- 
peared with Alexander Brothers, and did something else. Some of his 
tricks were catching a lighted match between his teeth, a soft shoe dance 
in a grey satin frock coat and high hat. and singing in a falsetto voice, 
and also juggling rubber halls as well as the rest of them. 

Margaret Taylor in a flimsy little frock of pink ehiffon, with its dainty 
panties of satin and ribbon rosettes, opened with a song, followed by a 
dance. For the finish Miss Taylor did some stunts on a wire, such as 
shouldering her leg, and the splits, quite a hard task. 

Another surprise on ..he bill was during the act of Scanlon, Denno Bros, 
and Scanlon. One of the men removed his hat, and he was a she. It j 
fooled the audience. Miss Scanlon's dress, after* aid, was neat, of grey 
taffeta, with the brocaaed blue top. An improvement could have been 
made in the shoes. Plain grey would have been nicer. 



At the Lincoln Square first half was real smah time until Ralph White- 
head appeared in his immaculate evening dress, high hat and stick. 

The Musical Nosses closed the show with a bang to the tune of 
"Swanee," but previous to this, different well-known airs were played. 
Their costumes were neat affairs of white satin and lace, with white 
bobbles decorating the shoulders. 

The Weiss Troupe openeu the bill, with a balancing act that called for 
applause, followed by Helen Vincent, who wore a gown of black sequins, 
finished off by a waist belt of gold, in which she sang 'It's All Over Now." 
She changes into a frock of lace which veiled a foundation of pale green, 
with the same shade of feather tacked at the side. 

Mae (Mae and Hill), who drams she has been kissed in her sleep. 
wore quite a beautiful dress of Jet with steel beads "orming a pattern of 
flowers. Hill then appears as a burglar who boasts that with a gun, 
Jimmy and a bottle of booze he could kiss any girl. The finish consisted 
of a duet, going into danceT and exiting ->n the story, "I went out with a 
salesman last night, and we had two quarts of wine. Did I do wrong? 
Don't yor remember?" 



The Columbia this week has a good comedy show, "The Sporting 
Widows," with Al. K. Hall (alcohol) the chief funmaker. He haj some 
good material, perhaps heard many times before, but the Columbiaites 
hcom to enjoy it. One piece of business was in the Bd. Wynn show, 
where Hall brings on half a dozen of clocks so as to be able to know the 
rime in the different towns. This was funnier when the clocks were put 
hack an hour. 

Gertrude Beck, a cute b'onde, made a pleasing appearance in a white 
taffeta frock with skirt of numerous frills. It was veiled half way down 
with a sca.'et chiffon flounce that had trimmings of poppies on the edge. 

Juno Lo Veay, who, in the second half, does a vaudeville act with 
George WeJst, hus a nice voice, and looked charming in an old-fashioned 
crinoline of white patterned with large roses and blue stripes. The chorus 
formed a pretty background in their crinolines. 

Eugenic La Blanc does a specialty in "one," attired in a striped sweater 
and .skirt, which she changes in view of the audience for a sweet dress 
of pale blue with pink :»!umes hanging at the side, and silver bodice. 

"Tlie Bride Shop" was a pretty scene with it heavy draperies of pink 
sa in. The chorus tripped in dainty bride and bridesmaid's dresses. 
June Le Way's bride's gown of silver lace with its panel and bodice of 
silver cloth would create a stir at any wedding. 



STOCK AT STEINWAY. 



it 



Ont of Astoria (L. I.) House* 
Changing Policy. 

* — — — 

The Btelaway, Astoria. L. I., will 
discontinue vaudeville after next 
week. Starting .Ian. 31 the house 
will go into sto k, taken ov<-r by 
Char h. a ut.a Harty, 7r.»,.y tv?^ 
Stein way lias been supplied recently 
by the Plimmer office. 

Since the opening of the Astoria 
theatre, said to lave cost aroun<! 
$700,000. neither Astoria house ha* 
been a"ble to draw big btttlfteOfl 
Both were considered "Opposition." 
though formerly the Bttinway was 
one of the favorite hide -a way ■ for 
mw acts breaking in. 

The Steinway will continue to of- 
f» r Sunday concert* booked by Sam 
Bernstein. 



300,000 JOBLESS IN N. Y. 



Unemployment 8til! on Increase 
8sys Official Labor Survey 



Green Island, Jan. 19. 
Dear Chick: 

Cuthie's wife has fallen for the 
picture stuff, and she is givln* the 
beauty parlors an .awful play.. Pair, 
lin* around with a red hedded dame. 
The other day I heard her crack to 
ihis gazelle, "Come on around to 
Madame Marie's and we'll split a 
bottle of henna." Can you beat 
that? 

She also cracked to me she was 
goin* to write to Variety and get 
the name and address of tho dentist 
who puts the "one to flU" in tho 
"bills next week." That broad sure 
has an ace deuce brain, 

I think some one put the Scandi- 
navian curse on me. for since I 
wrote to you last "Tomato" has 
been In action again and got gypped 
out of a knockout when he had a 
guy as cold as a Campbell icebox. 

I matched him to fight a local 
battler named Cyclone Mahoney, 
and we worked it up great. This 
local bird is the champion of the 
upper part of the state and has a 
great rep. They have been bringin' 
tough ones up from New York to 
take him. but he nas been knocking 
them all for a sugar bowh 

However. I knew my smacker 
could lick him after I seen this cy- 
clone knock over a set up from Syr- 
acuse that they matched him with 
Monday night. They fought in a 
converted barn here that is named 
the Coliseum A. C. and looks as 
much like a coliseum as "Tomato'* 
looks like Jack Bar^ymore. 

All the hay shakers in the 
county turned out to see their fav- 
orite slaughter my meat inhaler and 
for about eight rounds it was • retty 
even, with both of them not hurt in* 
each other any more than the ma- 
rines at Bellieu Woods. 

The fight was to go 10 rounds and 
I knew the only way we could win 
was by a K. O., for tiaooo local 
referees are stone Wind when, the 
k>cal favo s getting a pastein*. 

I begged "Tomato" to try and 
end it with a punch and ie went 
out in the ninth and tried to follow 
instructions. He gave this cyclone 
bird a awful blast in. but. although 
he had bin* punch drunk and weary, 
he coudn't b* »r him down, and 
they was battlin' toe to toe at the 
ban\ 

I had about two seeds ,.-t that 
"Tomato" ;vould stop him and I 
started to kiss it good bye when 
the bell rung for the laat round. 
After about a minute of mixiu - in 
the centre, "Tomato" pulls one from 
his heels and cops the cyclone right 
on the button and over he roes 
backward, all over the floor. The 
referee starts to count and I start 
to figure up what I'm ahead, for 
after one look at the cyclone I 
knew the referee oould count up to 
a hundred. 

Just as I was buying a second 
hand Bulek the lights went out and 
the joint went as black as Bert 
Williams. I st--*-»d ycllin for them 
to turn on the lights, and the mob 
was petting unruly, but no lights 
came forth for about ten minutes. 

In the meantime cyclone's sec- 
onds had dragged him to his stool 
and gave him the ammonia and 
other junk, bringin' him to and giv- 
in' him about six minutes' rest to 
boot before the slab is lit up again. 
The referee's count was o :. for he 
couldn't see in the dark an * the 
bout finished with "Tomato" tryin' 
to knock this egg out twice, but 
missin'. I nearly passed away 
when the referee called it a draw, 
but draw it stood and» I blew my 
jack with it. 

Behave. * Con. 



Lina AburbaiieM in "The Bruio' at die A'u.aco Theatre Monday after* 
noon was greeted warmly. She wore in **er romantic pink boudoir a 
silver negligee f unusual if not too becoming design. The yoko was of 
silver lace as fine as spider webs, the neck of it finished with black fur. 
The skirt was of gray and silver striped material, draped up from tha 
back in circular fashion. A crystal bead hair bandeau with a jingling 
tassel was further intriguing. She changed after the groom's departure 
into a gay dancing frock to keep tho rendezvous with her lover. Tha 
gewn was of green silk, embroidered with silver flowers. The way she 
got into it made it interesting to watch, for she supped into one armhole, 
clasped a few hooks under the arm, and swirled the skirt about in some 
way so that the broad fur band about the bottom of the basoue joined 
another band rippling down the tunic and about the hem. Tho skirt was 
uneven like the most exclusive Paris creations, and with the huge pink 
rose tucked into the belt the effect was so delightful it would bo safe to 
guess that it was some expensive imported extravagance. 

The funniest thing about clothes happened in the Porter Emerson 
Browne sketch presented by Homer Mason and Marguerite Keeler. A 
bomb explodes and Misi Heeler's skirt is blown off! She wears an Alice 
blue moire suit, with a one-pece wrapped about tho skirt, which disap- 
pears with the explosion. U leaves her standing there with only em- 
barrassment for her comely knees. 

Beth Berl, the little girl from California, dances marvelously, and looked 
pretty as can be. Too ba she kicked her slipper off hi the first number, 
and had to finjsb with one foot sans ballet toes. Her Oriental dance 
opened with great eclat as she appeared in dark w lue and red chiffon 
affair heavy with golden fringe and Oriental accessories. Just as Miss 
Beri came down the stage she slipped and feM N»*a the footlights, break- 
ing two or three globes and rushing off with her head burled in her arms. 
When sho returned tho hotu<e fairly cheered her back, and she flnishc-d 
great. A jaza suit trimmed with green ostrich (afttbars was effectively 
designed of black velvet, with the feathers edging the peplum, forming a 
saucy cap, and repeated in wristlets. 

Adelaide and Hughes were pictorial as ever in their dancing act. with 
the costumes of petite Adelaide making as much harmony in color aa her 
pretty toes do in measure. 

L lea nor Durkin (with James Burke) wore a bright crimson gown, very 
plain and striking, in decollete, and another gorgeous vump outfit of 
slinky black velvet with a serpentine train, and a Parisian hat turned off 
the iace in wide brim effect, finished with curling sprays of black pheasant 
feathers. The feature of the gown was the wasp-like yleeves or wing 
drapes hanging from the back of the shoulders of black tulle with silver 
spider-web embroidery. 

Anna Chandler not on the program, was added and scored the biggest 
excitement. Her songs are as full of pep as her gown was full of sparkle. 
The gown was harem skirt style, made of heavy gun-metal spangles 
which jingled happily through her jazz jauntingy Up and down stage. Her 
<ape was all of ostrich feathers of bright orange color. She looked like a 
fat fluffy little bird When she mad" her opening bow wwathed in the downy 
• eat. 



STERLING & GRISMAN 
IN ANOTHER MIXUP 






Livingston Files Claim With 

V. m. P* A. 



IOWA HOUSE CLOSED; 
IN FINANCIAL TANGLE 

Acts Refuse to Go On at 
Waterloo— Accuse Promoter. 



ii6\v m t it Don 

EVA TANGUAY'S 



ri'HTAIN COST' 



Albany. N. Y.. Jan. 19. 
Approximately 300,000 factory 
emp loyes, one -fifth of tho total cm- 
ployed in Mate manufacturing 
plants, have been laid oft sineo 
March, 199$, and the reduction's 
are steadily assuming larger pro- 
portions, according to ar analysis 
of employment by the State Indus- 
trial Commission. Practically 
every branch of Industry shows de- 
pression, the commission states, 
after a study of 1.600 manufactur- 
ing plani s. 

The drop in cmploynvnt In the 
nu-n's clothing Industry fmin No- 
vember to December, o^ue to strikes 
and lack >: orders, is 29 p^r eer.t. 
and t»i- reduction in the industry 
since April is f>3 per cent. The de- 
cline In employment in the auto- 
mobile Industry since la^t March 
..mounts to 50 per cent 



PLUNGING ON HEADLINERS. 



Mount 
Big 



Vernon, Split W«ek, Play* 
Acts to Meet Opposition. 



Mount Vernon, N. v., Jan. 19. 

To meet the competition of the re- 
cently opened Westchester theatre 
with stock, Proctor's (split Week 
vaudeville) has assumed a headline 
policy. I>ast week for the first hall 
ISddie Foy headlined and Irene 
Franklin and Burt Greer* topped the 
second half. 

The first half thll week Lew Cody 
lint il recently in pictures, opened in 
his new turn. This v. is regarded as 
an especially significant move, as 
Cody formerly played in stock here 
and was a regular^ mat 'nee idol. 

Incidentally, Barry McCormlek 
manager, who was laid ur» last week 
ll recovering. 



Ed-lie Livingston, agent, lias filed 
■ claim with the V. M. P. A. against 
Sterling - (Jrlsman. the producers, 
who took over an act known as 
"The Rainbow Cocktail" from Leo 
Fit/gerald and Lawrence Schwab. 

Livingston demands $L'36 for ser- 
vices rendered in booking the act 
for five weeks on the Sun time. 

Lawrence Schwab leased "The 
Itainbow Cocktail" on a royalty 
basis to Sterling & Grisman. but 
called off the agreement after sev- 
eral dates fail* d to produce the $7!> 
weekly royalty agreed upon. 

The scenery and costumes in the 
act wero attached at Huntington. 
\V. Va., where they still are. 

Grisman A Sterling got into the 
limelight last week through their 
connection with "The Panama Kid," 
an act they produced and which 
Harry Weber und< rto<>k to send 
along, with indifferent success. 

Pat Casey is Investigating Etfving* 
ston's claim. He has notified all the 
parties to appear before the V. M 
P. A. for a hearing. 

Grisman was formerly an em- 
ploye of the B. S. Moss circuit. Bob 
Sterling was a vaudeville tingle, 
later starting a trade paper, "The 
Spotlight." which had a short life 
following which Sterling managed 
the Dauphino. Mobile, a live-cent 
picture house. 

Lawrence Schwab stated this 
Week he also would file U complaint 
With the V. M. P. A. against Sam 
Grisman. Schwab claims Grisman 
owes him approximately 1562.60 
for royalty for the rental of the cos- 
tumes, scenery and the right to play 
the act known as "The HnlnbOW 
Cocktail." 

The act was played nin~ and a 
half weeks in all. Behwab rec v» » 
$7' r » the llrst week the act played 
This payment, however, it was 
agreed would apply on the second 
week, as Bchwah agreed to waive 
:h" first v. eek's roynlty. 

With :ne excepts n of the fir-t *7r» 

Schwab has reei [ved nothing he 
says. Repeated demands for pa., - 
m« nt of the royalty brought only 
a "hard luck story " 

When Bchwab read In Varlol • of 
Sterling $ Grisman receiving $i.9i»9 
from Harry Weber last week, fol- 
lowing the sett lemon t oi a complaint 
Sterling tk Grisman filed against 
\Y« her as the result of a mix-up 
over the production and non -book- 
ing of "The Panama Kid." Schwab 



Waterloo, la., Jan. 3 0. 
Following refusal of a number 
of acts to go on unless they re- 
ceived their money in advance, the 
United theatre was closed laat 
Wednesday and a receiver ho* since 
been appointed to administer the 

1 properly. A. J. Lawrwce, manager 
of the house, owned by the fThited 
Theatres of America. Inc., of Min- 
neapolis, charges F. K. Nemee. 
former president of the United, with 
having forced it on the rocks. 

Fred S. Pettit; former owner of 
the United, which he ran for years 
under .he name of the Majestic, is 
the receiver, under $1,000 bond. 

According to Manager Lawrence, 
the theatre would have closed long 
ago if he had not dug into his own 
bank account and paid actors, 
stage hands and musicians. He de- 
clares he is out $639.95 in addition 
to having $4,000 invested In the 
United Theatres syndicate He, 
with the receiver, is making every 
effort to reopen the local house un- 
der proper auspices. 

Manager Lawrence places the 
blame squarely upon Ncmec. who, 
he says, is now out On $:;0.000 bail 
to guarantee his appearance in 
court on a charge Of involving the 
local property. 

Receiver Pettit announced he will 
ask the court to permit the theatre 
to book attractions and to reopen 
in order that it may be better able 
to reimburse en ilitois. This per- 
mission may be granted in time to 
allow the house to open the week 
of Jan. ^3. 



F40K TO WORK. m 

Troy; N. Y., .Inn. 1^- 
A ray of sunshine lias appeared in 
the employment situation in tins 
vl< inity. Monday the Harmony 
Mills, the largest plant in Cohoes, 
started 1,500 n ,.n and women * ho 
hive been 1 .1 off for n Jong time, 
on a 48-hour week basis and at a 
reduction in wa&es ol •'';.■ p« r cent. 
Two other v Lnhtlshmctits re- 
sumed part tin. wo;k -hi: week. 



was to pay h'Ti anythh " 
(Schwab's) $", : .:' 60 rlalni.j 
Grbunai] In i ply wrot« 
a letter st itlng the $i 

from Wei,, i tti-s .» BtOl • 



on 



his 



. . reived 

.x I ' 



immediately asked whether Ortsmnnlmnn mntt< v. 



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Friday, January 21, litl 



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BERLIN. 




Berlin. Deo. 'J2. 

A bill of throe one-acters was 
successfully produced Dec. *7 at the 
Klelnes. The first, The Wonder." 
is inferior. The lust, "Lottchen's 
Birthday." by Thomn. is quit* an >ld 
piece but still very funny; If it 
hasn't been done in America it 
should be. There - uv> possibilities 
for an eccentric comedy old man in 
vaudeville. A father decides he 
must tell his datiKhter about the 
facts Of life on her 20th birthday. 
It comes -ut that she has been to 
tfeo unlv-er-sity and . taken a. cp.u rse, 
In motherhood, t 

The feature was tho premier of 
Hermann Bahr'a •"The Dear De- 
parted" (Der Soligo. a comic varia- 
tion on "Enoch Arden" that wl:h 
the right east might do well in 
Vaudeville. It was splendidly played 
by Ilka Grun.lng and W. V. Kaiser. 



TLe production of "The Tour" 
(Die Tsurnee) at the Tribune Dec. 
12 should be" of interest, as the play 
ha« been translated into English 
and is at present under considera- 
tion in New York. It is the work 
of a young Frenchman. II. R. 
Lernormand. ami has had success- 
ful produciion in France. The play 
is a study of a young, talented, but 
unsuccessful. playwright who 

travels with an actreaa in a third 
rate rep company. He wishes to 
leave her and earn his own living, 
but she will not let hinr. and soils 
herself to other men, as her salary 
is not enough for the two. Tho end- 
iug is tragic; he kills her and then 
commits suicide. A well written 
pla> and the unhappy conclusion is 
motivated in ;the characterization 
as unavoidable. 

The acting in the Berlin produc- 
tion has finish and balance; Tilla 
Duricux as the actress, extraordi- 
nary. 

Tho piece would V suitable for 

John Barryinore or Den Ami. 

"Frederick Schlhor, the Friend of 
Humanity," by Walter von Molo. on 
Dec. 15 at the Rose theatre, had poor 
notices, and Kayssler's production of 
Schiller's "Wallcnsteln's Death" at 
the Volksbuhne was badly received. 
At Darmstadt "Queen Tamara." by 



WAYNE CHRISTIE ILL 



Eddie Shayne Mentioned as Possible 
Sun Booker. 



Wayne Christie, bookt r lor tho 
Gus Sun circuit in New York, left 
his office last Thursday and will 
be at Hot Springs, Ark., for se\> 
era! weeks. Christie has been Buffer- 
ing from nervous indigestion for 
some time. With the books well filled 
in advance he arranged for a leave 
of absence. 

A. W. Jones, attached to the New 
York Sun office when It was Opened 
several months ago. came*on from 
Springfield, Ohio, after Christie's 
departure, but is due to return to 
Springfield this week. 

Eddie Shayne, formerly with the 
W. V. M. A., has been mentioned as 
joining the Sun staff. Shayne may 
be offered a post iu the west. He 
is still residing at Red Hank, N. J. 



Springfield, O., Jan. 10. 
Wayne Christie has left the Sun 
office in New York and gone to 
Hot Springs to recuperate from 
stomach trouble. lie will be gone 
several Weeks. During his absence 
the bookings win be taken care of 
from the Sun headquarters here. 
A. W. Jones brought the booking 
records back from New York this 
•week so that the work might be 
better taken car J of. 



Governor Miller's Bone Dry Stand. 

Albany, N. Y., Jan. 19. 
Governor Miller In his message to 
the Legislature last week recom- 
mending the repeal of the Walker 
2.73 Beer Daw and the enact m» nt 
of a state enforcement law, referred 
to the "scandalous corruption." 
"flagrant violations and open con- 
tempt for law" and the "intolerable 
conditions'' under Federal prohibi- 
tion enforcement. 



Irene Mayberry, to prevent a mis- 
understanding, wishes It stated she 

guv., -notice" 10 Due, ' ;,I;ns[i. man- 
agei of "The i hi I In the Spot light" 
wlen leaving that company. 

''The Girl in the Limousine," h ad- 
Pd by Kmma Hunting, is still on 
the road, booked well ahead. 

Frank Hirsh will .-ail for England 
Juno 2C for eight weeks in vaude- 
ville. 



EVA TANGUAYS 

■PKTKR PAN- (OSTIMK CANNOT HI" 
AlTl.ir.\TKD IN AMKBKA. 



Knut Hamson, the 1121 Nobel prise 

winner, wan a big success; unfor- 
tunately it is too fantastic tor 
America. 

Ma'x Rcinhardt v. ill direct "Tho 
Merchant of Venice" at Mio Orosssf 
Sehuusplelhaua. with Kruus aa 
Shy lock and A?rnes BtraUD as Por- 
tia, and also Schiller's "Love and 
Intrigue" at the Deutchea theatre. 
Karlheintz Martin produces Bchil- 
lera "Maid of Orleans" at the 
Deutsches, with Ilelene Thimig, 
Paul Hartmann, Walter Jannsen. 
Agnes Straub. Aft the KsamnersiMefe 
Molierc's "Tartuffe" is in prepara- 
tion, with Emll Jannings and Agnes 
Straub. The cast for Schnitzler's 
' Keigen" at the Kleines Schausplel- 
hauB will include Victor Bcbwan- 
neke, Elsa Peck. Carl Etlinger. Dec. 
25 Is set as the opening date for 
Leo Ascher** new operetta, "Ba- 
roness Sarah" at the Komiaehe 
Oper; the cast. Paul Herdemann 
aa guest and Mme. Delorm. At the 
Neti^s Volks theatre the German 
premiere of "The Four Robinsons.", 
a farce by the modern Spanish dra- 
matist Pedro Munaz Seco; direc- 
tion oi von Wagejihcin; cast, liana 
Behendt. Ilelene Konsoheusha. 
liana Miller's "Sterna." Goethe'u 
"Taaao," and Shakespeare's "Aa 
You Like It" are under way at tho 
Sciiauspic.haus. 



Th" Swedish Tageblatt reports 
that Max Rclnhardt has signed to 
direct films for the Swedish Film 
Industry Corp. Relnhardt has not 
aa yet confirmed this, however. But 
It's definite that he will direct a 
Stage production of Offenbach's 
"Orpheus" in Copenhagen in Feb- 
ruary. 



The Actors' Society here threat- 
ens a strike in Berlin about now 
unless the managers meet their de- 
mand for a minimum monthly sal* 
ary of 1.500 marks ($20). Thie 
would be bad in the holiday season, 
and It is likely that a compromise 
will be reached, the managers offer- 
ing 1,300 marks. Tho strength of 
the union Is questioned here, as it 
was i; America, it being doubted 
whether the better paid actors will 
strike. 



JAMES SELLS INTEREST 
IN TOLEDO'S RIV0L1 

Peter Sun Buys in and Is Man- 
aging House. 

Toledo, Jan. 19. 

William (Billy) James, of Colum- 
bus, d sposed of his holdings in the 
Sun A .lames Amusement Co. which 
controls the Rivoli and Toledo the- 
atres line last week at a directors' 
Meeting, Peter Sun, a brother of 
(Jus, purchased the James* inter- 
ests. Ihe Rivoli is the .iew house 
whh h displaced the old Arcade and 
precipitated the split of Sun from 
the Keith office. 

it is supposed the withdrawal of 
James follows his attempts some 
weeks ago to buy the Sun Circuit, 
Chicago eapital backing James and 
then withdrawing when no figure 
could be settled upon. James will 
center his efforts in his Columbus 
theatres. 

Peter Sun is now manager of the 
Rivoli, succeeding Joseph K. Gavin, 
who held the post temporarily fol- 
lowing the departure of S. Barrett 
MoCormick to Loa Angeles. Gavin 
haa returned to Indianapolis to 
manage the Lyric. Walter Holts 
continues as treasurer for the Sun 
<& James Amusement Co., and 
Harold Wendt as publicity director. 
Tho Toledo continues to offer stock 
with Harold Holstein manager. 

The election of officers of the 
Sun & James Amusement Co. 
placed Kd. O. Sourbler. Indianapolia. 
president; C. Howard Crane, De- 
troit, vice-president; Gus Sun. 
Springfield. O., secretary, and 
Charles Olsen. Indianapolis, treas- 
urer. 



IN AUSTRALIA 



By ERIC H. GORHICJC 



SHOWMEN ELECT OFFICERS 



H. L. Tyler ChoMn Preeidont ef 

Outdoor Producers' League. 



Kansas City, Jan. 19. 
The Heart of America Showman's 
League, out-door amusemf nts, held 
its annual election of officers last 
Friday. The following ticket was 
chosen: — President, II. L. Tyler; 
vice-president, C. A. Wort ham; 
second vice-president, Otto Floto; 
third vice-president, John Lazia; 
secretary, J. II. Johnson; treasurer, 
C. J. Chapman; directors. Direct- 
ors: Sam Benjamin, Con. T. Ken- 
nedy, C. W. Parker, W. H. Rice, 
.limes Patterson, T. W. Allen. J. J. 
Russell, H. If. Duncan. K. P. 
Grubbs, Claude Mahone, John 
Francis. 



CENTURY GIRLS GO LIMIT 

(Continued from page 1.) 

Wlch Village Follies." Most of tho 
girls in that i>iece were artists' mod- 
el* and knew the art of dressing for 
show in their work hours. Put the 
principle has reached its Climax in 
the rehearsal costumes at the Cen- 
tury. 

One Century girl was in a sand 
cc lored suit of crepe meteor or some 
soft clinging silk. She wore thread 
silk sox of emerald green with 
smart little ballet slippers to match. 
They were spick-and-span new. She 
got them 'specially for the rehear- 
sals. 

Another girl had a different idea. 
She looked like a school girl in a 
scrt of Duster Brown suit of black 
Katin, with knickers, belted blouse, 
and a clean white satin collar and 
vest. 

Several choristers wore handsome 

si k ■westers, the expensive long- 

f ringed kind that mn.-t women look 
St in shops and decide to go home 
and knit for themselves in wool. 

As for tho hair, it was bobbed, 
i larcelled, permanently waved 
ratted, netted, curled and puffed into 
all ways of luring looks. Ribbons of 
crimson, jade, or occasionally tight 
tied tin bans of silk or satin were 
employed to keep the hair from 

dancing down over the eyes. Not a 
few of the girh adopt od the French 

fad. of tying a liny hair-bow at the 
back of the bob, as it wore 

The firls were rehearsing a num- 
ber. "WoUld You Lke to Put Your 
Head Upon My Pillow?" Between 
numbers about 30 little "ponies" sal 
in a row on the .stage, and gave an 
opportunity frrthei to bserve thai 
even though their logs wi re bare, 
at least two dosef] of them had nice 
warm fur wraps to cuddle in. 



LCFWS INDIAHAPOLIS. 

Indianapolis. Jan. 19. 

The opening of Loew's ?tate here, 
seating ^ 600, is to be cither Feb. 
7 or 14. 

The house will play a full week, 
going in the Loew route between 
l>etroit and Dayton. 



Sydney, Dec; l»-j. 

HBR MAJESTY'8— Gilbert and 
Sullivan Opera Co. 

CRITERION— "High Jinks" (ro- 
\ ival); Dec. 24. *Pabv Bunting." 

PAT, ACK— "Three Wine K oIh/' 

John D. O'Hara (revival); "Wel- 
come Stranger" next. 

TIVOLI— "The Lilac Domino." 

vv LLBR'S— Vaudeville. 

O. O. H.— "Bluebeard" (panto). 

PLAY HOUSK— "Smart Set." 

CRYSTAL, PALACK-Film. "The 
YolYcW Tywhwnr* 

HAYMARKKT— "Old Wives for 
New": "Crooked Streets." 

LY'CKUM— "The Alien"; "Broken 
Butterfly." 

STADIUM— Wild Australia Co. 



Melbourne 

H ■ R M A J B 8 TY'S — « Humpty 
Dumpty" (panto.). 

ROYAL— "The Boy." 

K I N O ' 8 — "Sinbad the Sailor" 
(panto.). 

TIVOLI— "Chu Chin Chow" 

PRINCESS— "Cinderella" (panto.). 

PALACE—Marie Ilka ami Austin 
Milroy in "Two Orphan*" 

8T. KILDA BEACH— K n g 1 i a h 
Pierrots. . 

FUuLKH'S -Pifi de Tisne. Emer- 
ald and Dupree, Ous T. Raglus, 
Duma, Joe Hurley, Jason, ^al Mar- 
tin, the Rontons, Joe Teague. Phil 
Percival. 

Adelaide 
ROYAL— Lowell Thomas. 



NEW ZEALAND 

Chrittchurch 

OPERA HOUSE— Ken Miclaine, 
Nat Hanley. Helen Charles, Walter 
Johnson Co. 

ROYAL— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 



Auckland 

OPERA HOUS E -Evans and 
Deen, Ward and Sherman, Ds Wil- 
fred, Clegg and Hart, Alberto, Eddy 
Duo, Hall and Menzies. Rix, Hal 
Rai, Carlton Max. 

H I S MAJESTY'S — Carter. Ma- 
gician. 



"Irene" broke all box ollice records 
in Brisbane. 



Gorman- Neale Incorporation. 

Albany, N. Y., Jan. 19. 
Albort Gorman. Arthur Neale and 
Joseph Harris have incorporated 
the Albert Gorman Co. to conduct 
a general booking business, includ- 
ing carnival acts. The capital stock 
is placfKl at $3,000. The men are 
located i.j New York City. 



Dyckman Try-Outs Thursdays. 

The Dyckman, uptown, a B. S. 
Moss house in the Keith office, is 
to hold try out night each Thurs- 
day, with aspirants appearing 
recommended from the Keith 
agency. 



"Welcome Stranger" is to be pro- 
duced by Williamson -Tail Jan. 1. 

"Baby Buntinn" opens Christmas 
Eve at the Criterion. Dorothy Brun- 
ton will play the ■ante part she cre- 
ated in London. 



■aull folloU'lng admission to ie.>»- 

pital of Mrs. Rmery, who was also 
appearing it the Opera House wjth 
her hUftband as "Y.mlc ;uuf .le«t> " 

Mrs. Bmery Is suffering from severs 
Internal sod facial injuries and her 

condition is critical. Her husband 

also h:is facial injuries and abra- 
siors. The notice have declined t«» 
allow bail to Le Brun. Trouble Is 
said to have been caused b> an i 
gument buck-atagc. 



X and . N. . Talt'a Repertory Co. 
opened its preliminary' season at Xtl J 
Repertory last week in the Bernard 
Shaw play "Getting Married." The 
work of the company was very fine. 
Gregan McMahon produced. 



"Old Wives for the New" is cur« 
rent at the Hay market this week. 



Tho Molinaris. Ringers, are fare- 
welling at the Haymarkel. 

The old Theatre Royal hi being 
redecorated. This theatre is one of 
the oldest in this city and was the 
scene of sumo of Nellie Stewart's 
greatest triumphs. 

A sensation was raused In vaudo- 
\ille circles by ihe arreil of Le 
Brun. of the Bka tlhg Lc Hruns. ari- 
poaring at tho Opera House. .*. jck- 
land, N. z. Ho is charged with .»«- 




EDWIN GEORGE 



IN 



"A COMEDY OF ERRORS' 9 

Ini getting such a big salary if tak"s two hOUSSS to pay me ibis work. 
B. F. Keith's Hamilton and Royal Theatre. 

It is reported I receive $1,000 in oach house, but then you can't believe 
everything you hour. 

All New York time to follow, thanks to LOW. S. KELLRK. 



Selsnlck pictures are becoming 
very popular in this city. 



The E. J. Carroll Co. has com- 
menced on another picture, it is u 
tale of the turf. 



Stuart Doyle and William Gibson 
of Union Theatres, Ltd., will leave 
for a tour of the world next month. 



Joe Coyne is to appear in Auatra- 
lia in the near future. 



The Talts are interested in two 
pantomimes this year. Both shows 
are in Melbourne. "Humpty Dump- 
ty" at Her Majesty's and "Sinbad" 
at the King's. 



Since his return from America 
Ben Fuller has made a complete 
tour of the circuit controlled by his 
firm. 



Marie Tempest closed her fini 
(Continued on Page 18. > 

LOEWS MEMPHIS THIRD. 

Palace Opefia with Tslk Against 
Blue Lews. 



Memphis, Jan. 19. 

Marcus Loew's third Memphis 
houne. the Palace, a 2,300-seat fea- 
ture film theatre of latest model and 
finest construction (remlnescent of 
the Capitol, Now York, in many at- 
tributes), opened to the flower of 
the town Saturday evening. Neith- 
er Loew nor Ed Schiller, his South- 
ern manager, was able to he pres- 
ent, but speeches were made by lo- 
cal celebrities, one a sensation when 
a minister from a box made a stir- 
ring plea against Sunday blue laws, 
their being at this moment before 
the Tennessee Legislature and the 
issue yet in doubt. 

Griffith's "Love Flower." a Buster 
Kent on comedy, a Mutt and Jeff 
cartoon and news reel made up the 
program. A symphony orchestra of 
16 went across heavily, opening the 
house with "Tho Star Spangled 
Banner" and gojng Into a splendid 
operatic variation of "Dixie/* The 
Palace is a beautiful house. 

Fred B. Klein is manager, coming 
here from Loew's Palace, Washing- 
ton, and his Stillman in Cleveland. 
Lionel H. Koone represented Loew 
at the ceremonies, coming from 
Atlanta. 



ANSWER WILSON CALL 

(Continued from page 1.) 
listed are non-musical. The mu- 
sicians' union has waived the regu- 
lation calling for payment for bene- 
fit performances, this being an ex- 
ception noted. The matter has also 
hern placed before the stage hands' 
union to act slmllary. No answer 
from the local had been received up 
to Wednesday. 

The attractions to hold benefit 
performances on the 30th are 
"The Champion," Longacre; "Alary." 
Knickerbocker: "Little Old New 
York," Plymouth: "Meanest Man in 
the World." Hudson; "Samson and 
Delilah," 39th Street; "The Tavern." 
George M. Cohan; "Wake Up Jona- 
than." Henry Miller; "Welcome 
Stranger," Cohan and Harris; "Mi»s 
Lulu Bett." Belmont; "The Woman 
of Bronze." Frazoe. The latter will 
kIvo a matinee performance, all the 
others playing at night. 

The conditions in fhlna ar< the 
worst known in the history :>f the 
country. There are 4r>.000.000 people 
starving to death. Harvests were 
almost nil and there li no hope from 
the hind until next summer. 

As yet the committee has not ap- 
pealed to the vaudeville executives 
for aid. The drive, however, is #*x- 
pected to continue for some time, 
and both vaudeville and pictures 
may bo asked to participate. 



I 



Manager.. Will All Use 

D. D. H. 



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VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE 



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STATE-LAKE THEATRE BUILDING 



MAJESTIC, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 19. 
Sometimes it i>n't applause, it 
ihn t billing, it isn't even great tal- 
ent, but Just a fa< e that an audience 
(an't rchist anil can't forget, that 
stnn<ls out of a show and makes the 
rest of it Just opa<|Ue Objects to 
throw a shadow from a dazzling 
light. This show, one of the weak- 
est of the year, had it. It was 
Beatrice Curtis. 

Beatrice Curtis is the child of 
heavenly face and form who adorns 
Harry Fox's act. It is in the same act 
that Fox uses the homeliest scrub- 
KO.rof.p. be ciin^fjnd. Only a Michael 
Angelo or a llariy Fox* cou'd' fhird: 
of that. Miss Curtis doesn't sing to 
speak of, doesn't speak to sing of. 
But when she enters there is an 
aura of exquisite beauty about her 
that Is intoxicating and bewildering. 
Where is Griffith? In winsome 
beauty this youngster out-gishes all 
the Gishes. She was given no occa- 
sion to elicit heavy hand-clapping. 
Maybe she couldn't if she had the 
theatre to her own will. Dot when 
the rest of the show had come and 
Kone. and passed th«re remained the 
indelible memory of Beatrice Curtis, 
one of the fragile, will-o'-the-wisp 
weauties of a stage generation. 

Anatol Fricdland also flashed a 
beaut, and this one. too, was small. 
But she was chubby and kittenish 
and naughty, where Miss Curtis was 
big-eved and spirituelle. Violet 
Weller Is Friedland's tid-bit. and 
don't mistake it. she is a wiggling. 
hoofing, vamping li'l lollynop. She 
burst out like a round little divvil 
with confectionery legs and a oh- 
da-a-a-ady voicelet, and when that 
wee bimbo wriggled her infantile 
shoulderettes, well — oh. da-a-a-adv! 
Iriedland showed this as one of the 
first acts of this type. At the piano, 
with his light patter, he is easily 
Harry Carroll's equal. There is a 
patrician distinction about his work, 
his selection of peaches and his 
staging that is refreshing. His 
prima donna, Sonia De Calve, is a 
study in the svelte. Lucille Dalian - 
tine, Vera Velmar. Neii Mack and 
the snappy Frledland chorus built 
it all up to a spanking and sati. fy- 
ing half hour. 

Strangely enough two beautiful 
girls dominated a show remarkable 
for being almost all-male. Kate and 
Wiley opened with acrobatics, poses 
and web. Welch, Mealy and Mont- 
rose, three men, songs and dances 
and flip-flops, milked the hoakum 
for what they could, and stole away. 
The Barr Twins reported ill. and 
Bernard and Towne (reviewed re- 
cently at the local Palace), again 
two mrn, filled in. Then Bob Hall. 
Hall sang, smiled and rhymed. In 
• ne impromptu song he interwove 
the following trio in the following 
order: Warren G. Harding, Bob 
Hall, Theodore Ttooscvelt. He drew 
some laughs but closed cold, failing 
to return for a bow and openly 
showing his rcscntnn nt. Or was it 
his surprise? Anyway, he showed 
some sudden emotion, but after that 
be didn't show at all. 

Bert Baker, repeating his "Pre- 
varication" once too often, ran*: 
down to a chill at the end, though 
there were sprinkled howls. Bobbie 
Gordone, posing in the French lamp 
projections, held in an orderly 
though noticeably tired throng. 

Lo4t 



PALACE, CHICAGO. 



Chicago, Jan. 19. 
Jack Rose, supported by Sophie 
Tucker, Blossom Seeley, Bennie 
Fields. Jules Buffano and a lot of 
personal pals out front, made the 
Monday matinee a family affair. 
His veudeville return in the theatre 
where for weeks during the run ol 
"Scandals" he appeared every Mon- 
day afternoon, blowing his whistle 
from his seat and working as an 
impromptu volunteer "plant" to all 
the chummy aeadliners, was a 
hearty compliment to this really 
lovable or.-and-off clown. Rose has 
lots of friends here. He never 
missed a "professional night" while 
in town in any garden, and he kept 
rhe whole Hotel Sherman popula- 
tion ahowling many an hour many 
a night in the lobby. Now that he 
i«* back where the/ can do as much 
for him — as » ueh aa they can, an> 
way — the reciprocity shows, and it 
showed at the first performance re- 
soundingly. After the main portion 
of his act he pointed out the stars 



In the seats and the audience made 
tin in come up. Miss Tuckejr sang 
a ^ong, with Buffano at the piano, 
and Rose broke it up with his nut- 
tis:ns. 

Beneath the hat Wrecking, falling, 
OOhini mannerisms of the un- 
ashamed jester, lto'so his a good 
deal of Comic artistry. He handles 
himself with an easy grace and he 
can point a joke as few men can. 
With an eccentric lyric that fits 
him h- can turn vaudeville circles. 
He has now at the piano a perfect 
assistant in .James BteigCT, a mas- 
culine typv of pianist who really 
chips in nifties with effect. Rose 
sa^ng (our or live songs, told u couple 
"of stag stories' icTeaft'ett upT'tWwH'* 
lily that nobody got really mad 
over them, and, after the assem- 
blage of the mighty for a chorus, 
and Miss Tucker's contribution of 
a huge florist's horseshoe of rad- 
ishes, onions and cauliflower, he 
did a gentlemanly comedy encore, 
made a modest speech and retired 
the overwhelming panic of this 
show. He probably would have 
been that without a familiar face 
in the audience. Ro^e has an act 
Worth any spot in any theatre any- 
where. 

Vera Sabina opened in a special 
setting, modest and ne.it for the 
position, and executed a cycle of 
dances with a partner, Maurice 
Spitz* r; good attention, pleasant to 
the eye, far beyond the come-and- 
go opening tlim. Ralph Ash and 
Bam Hyams, in an old-fashioned 
two-i an variety talking and song 
act, pulled a lot of moss-grown 
wheezes and no few "gingery" ones. 
The tone of the entire routine is 
very low, stories and gags about 
peeping into undressing women's 
windows, hating one's wife, money- 
grubbing, etc.. predominating. It 
got a hand on the finishing song, 
but the turn is brutally coarse in 
its selection of material. In spots 
it is dirty. These men have aban- 
doned the warmed-over drop they 
used when last seen * re and work 
before a house olio. Hyams' neat 
dread al^ne saves the act fiom be- 
ing utterly unpalatable. 

flyman, Mann and Co.. repeat- 
ing the punchy skit. ' l&.OOU a Year," 
held No. 3 easily, stoutly and meri- 
toriously. Pour curtains, deserved 
and freely demanded. Robert Hy- 
man and Virginia Mann have ex- 
ceptionally pleasant personalities, 
and keep themselves light through 
"drama* in a way that many other 
sketch players would do well to 
study. Rove and Rudac, a tall man 
with a physique just made for trick 
dancing, and a sinewy girl who can 
bend any which way, tW'ftted them- 
selves into many shapes and got a 
great deal of applause on flying 
splits and difficult manifestations 
of eccc ntricated ballroom figures. 
Hit. 

Jack Patton and Lorctta Marks 
in "Bits and rieces." another re- 
turn, worked up from a mild open- 
ing to a solidly enthusiastic ef- 
feetiveness. This rare pair, exud- 
ing refinement and wholesome good 
looks, leading four girls far ahead 
of even in per *• US "Iris in dance 
mien, transnavigated the scries of 
little episodes delightfully. Classy 
leads and minors, smart act all the 
way, heartily appreciated, too. 

Rae Samuels, next to closing. 
Rae is a landmark here. But never 
before has she had such a com- 
pletely perfect routin of songs as 
she now delivers. Punch, punch, 
laugh, punch, laugh, punch, laugh, 
applause ami plenty more applause. 
That's the way it went and she 
vent. Whoever wrote her special 
numbers deserves program recog- 
nition. Bo does "Miss B. Walker." 
her pianist, whose first name should 
be expos* I. Miss Samuels head- 
lined this bill, -and if ever a single 
won. an deserved" that, Rae did here. 
She never looked, sang, gagged or 
got over better. Four Readings, 
sensational human Juggling and 
toaaing, closed, pretty solidly re- 
taining the impatient m<»b. Cork- 
ing work. Lait. 



CHATEAU, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan. 19. 
Frances and Wilson opened the 
show. They begin with a weak 
song and dance in one, later mak- 
ing up for this with some good 
tumbling and rough and tumble 
work. By condensing their routine 
and eliminating their comedy gags 
this would be an excellent opener. 
The woman does some good work 
and makes three very pretty 
changes. The man does some very 
good tumbling and comedy falls. 

The Great Harmon strolled out 
for a clean-up by playing three 
numbers on a violin, all classical. 
He Ik of go^d appearwncn,,. nnO this,, 
together with the way he plays nis 
numbers, may entitle him to use 
(Jreat in his title. 

Osterfeld's Chinese Revue, with 
Dong Fong Gue and II. Gee Haw, 
gave impersonations, also a scene 
from 'East In West." They have a 
pretty full-stage set with props, 
and both make several changes in 
Chinese costume. They finish with 
a dance taking them off well. 

Harris and Manion. two men, one 
doing an old man character, came 
out w 1th old gags, though seemingly 
new to this audience, and went over 
big. Six Tip Tops, six men in gym- 
nasium suits, with a special drop 
in full stage of gymnasium, held 
the audience until the closing trick. 
They do some good pyramid- build- 
ing and tumbling, one of the men 
doing comedy, and could close any 
bill successfully. 



crowd in good humor. They finish 
with a sure-fire Jazz yodel, bringing 
them off the applause hit of the bill. 
Hamlin and Mack, * singing and 
dancing skit in fullstage, with a 
special cloth, draped "eye," closed, 
and though it would make a good 
act for the middle of the bill. Is not 
pitched right for a close. They open 
each inside of a phonograph box. 
singing, after which they go through 
a routine of smart songs and 
dances. 



HART TIES UP ALL 
BEE PALMER'S STUFF 



KEYES IS REMOVED 
FROM HOSPITAL BOARD 



A. E. A. Representative in Chi. 
Not Named for Reelection. 



Terrace 
Garden 

CHICAGO* M0S1 BEAUTIFUL 
RESTAURANT -THEATRE. 

Booking High Class 
Refined Attractiona 

OOUBLfS - TRIOS - QUARTETTES, itc 

Att Bust ■» reCned ind meaiurt W$ u> • 
«t*ndtrd wMrb *U) be appr«Iated t>» th» blfhMl 
*>»»» of patronage. 

11 »<■■•» at asrett with the rrqulrrmfnrt atx>?«. 
vmimtnUatr and atate full oirtli u!ir» to fSfcO 
HURLEY Staff Olrarter 



CHICAGO NOTES. 

Chicago. .Ian. 19. 
Ttialto, Racine, "Wis., announces it 
has no connection with any other 

vaudeville) theatre in Ha cine, and 

that it is booked exclusively through 
the VV. V. M. A. 



Sam Kramer, junior member of 
Kramer & Levy,, is bock at his d« si< 
after absence owing to illneaa. lie 
spent his time visiting the various 
studios on the roast, and admits 
getting more laughs than Chaplin. 



Jessie Reed, after a 
from the Follies, is 
Chicago run. 



shoi t absence 

buck for the 



The Imperial, running stock, had 
live dressing rooms broken open, 
the artists losing everything, 

Billy Diamond, genei i| booking 
manager <»f the Suites Hooking 
Agency and the Webst* t Agency. 
left for New York to loos oyer ma- 
terial for his string ot* western the- 
atres. While aheenl Cleorge Web- 
stcr |S looking a i t< r ! >•> 



NEW YORK COSTUME CO. 

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137 N. WABASH AVE. CHICAGO Central 1801 



RIALTO, CHICAGO 

Chicago, .Ian. 19. 
Finns and Burt, two men, doing 
hand to hand balancing and Human 
ring, opened and gave the show a 
good Bend oil. and could do the 
same on any bill. 

Cecil sang four popular numbers 
lti a sweet soprano voice and when 
he removed his wig got applause. 
He is billed with a question mark 
following his name, which loavea no 
doubt as to his sex. 

Arthur May ar^d the KildufT Sis- 
ters got big laughs throughout their 
comedy rural skit in full stage ami 
"one." May follows his character 
well, the laughs coming fart and 
furious. They finish In 'one" with 
a fast comedy dance taking them 
off to a big hand. Three Eddy Sis- 
ters in "A Study in Daintiness," 
this offering being the last word in 
tho way of daintiness, put over a 
hit. They open, two girls in tuxedos 
and the other us a girl, with a song 
and dance, after which they make 
several changes in pretty costume. 
It could take an early spot on any 
pop bill. 

Punlay and Merrill, man and 
t\oman, followed. They have bright 
talk and some good comedy songs 
and close with a comedy kissing 
number, bringing them off another 
hit. 

Dan Holt and Co., a blackface 
comedy skit in full stage, got a lot 
of heavy laughs with their hokum 
comedy. Holt does a sons and 
dance in his turn. They have a very 
funny finish and took four curtains. 
Curt Galloway, as usual, cleaned 
up. He does a tramp character. His 
material is all original and he has 
an excellent way of putting litis 
over. 

"Tunes and Topics." with four 
women and three men, with very 
pretty special scenery, closed the 
show and is one of the best girl acts 
seen here this season. 



HIPPODROME, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Jan IP. 

Kremka Brothers opened the 
show with some snappy comedy ac- 
robatic stunts and gave it a good 
start. "Mid-West Girls," No. 2, not 
seen at this show. Hector, a small 
white poodle dog, assisted by three 
More dogs, went through an extraor- 
dinary canine routine, a man talk- 
ing throughout the act. One of the 
features of the act is the man tell- 
ing the dog to go to the balcony and 
instructing him how to get up there. 
The dog leaves the stage Immedi- 
ately and soon appears in the bal- 
cony, barking. The act iv out of the 
ordinary canine novelties, and could 
take almost any spot on the pop 
bills. 

Davis and McCoy, the man-doing 
boob character, but later getting 
away from this, and a woman of 
excellent appearance but not much 
voice, tried hard to keep in stride 
with the bill, but couldn't. Tl?e man 
opens with several minutes of talk, 
later interrupted by the wn;;m, 
then into come more ehatti this 
getting faint laughs. For a finish 
the man sine" a parody, the woman 
accompanying him, playing Reakly 
on an accordion. Failed to com-' 
hack for a bow. 

Ja risen. Iiomsky. Irene and Com- 
pany, the "company" being a blonde 
girl assistant, and a' plant b r -u; r ;i)t 
up from the audience, followed a. d 

suffered accordingly* They da some 
magic, conjuring and illusion work. 
most of this exposed by the would- 
be comedian, whose attempts ai 
comedy are sad. They cany a lat 
nf paraphernalia with which to nc« 
eomplish their tricks, none of His 
tricks being startling. The last trick 
consists of Irene escaping from fi 
l»ig can filled with water, hl'iklng 
her entrance through Its top. This 
didn't even gel n hand, Ward Bron. 
< ame on and had to wake 'mi Up, 
which they had a hard time doing, 
hut succeeded finally. One doi ■ 
English comedy, and his descrip- 
Uou of a baseball came kept the 



Chicago, Jan. 10. 
J, Marcus Keyes. local represen- 
tative of the Aotot'fl Equity Asso- 
ciation, was removed from the 
board of directors of the American 
Theatrical Hospital, at a meeting 
Of the board held Tuesday . Keyes 
had been a board member for more 
than a year. His removal was ac- 
complished through the medium of 
a nominating committee appointed 
to choose board members for the 
American Theatrical Hospital for! 
tho term beginning Feb. 10. The 
committee was polled before its ac- 
tion was ratified on the one issue 
of Keyes. 

The consensus \>£ opinion of the 
entire board was that Keyes shou'd 
not remain as a director. ' His re- 
moval, and the attitude of the rest 
of the board toward him. grew out 
of "the action of Keyes several 
months ago in promoting an alleged 
benefit for a club house for an ac- 
tor's club, in which the official 
name of the A. B. A. was ostensibly 
used for the purpose. No signs of 
any flub has since appeared. 

The Keyes 'jeneflt ran opposition 
to the American Theatrical Hos- 
pital Boneflt, held around the same 
time. Keyes turned his program 
over to a professional solicitor to 
whom he gave 50 per cent, of the 
proceeds. The solicitor advised 
advertisers to steer clear of the 
Theatiical Hospital affair and turn 
tho patronage over to the Equity 
benefit, which in two instances was 
done. 

Ono of those with whom the 
Kayos solicitor did business noti- 
fied the hospital he had telephoned 
Keyes about the matter, and Keyes 
had replied the Theatrical Hospital 
was of no help to actors, and was 
"a private graft." At that time 
Keyes was one of the American 
Theatrical Hospital directors. 

The meeting at which Keyes was 
removed was the first held since 
then. 3efore the session started, 
the caucus committee named a 
nominating body, pledged not to 
present the name of Keyes for a 
place on the hospital directorate. 
Dr. Mux Thorek, head of the hos- 
pital, is not a director. 



Aqent Attaches Shimmier for 
$6,000 Claim. 

Chicago, Jan. lf» 
Flee Palmer, the shimmying head- 
liner, now has something to wiggle 
j out of if she can. 

Max Hart, the agent, attached h*»r 
! scenery, clothes and trunks, asking 
',$6,000 for commissions and manage- 
rial ft rvioeE.- ■ • M lee Pa ! m t I h 9 u xticd 
her shoulders — with feeling - and 
said, "Hart must be crazy." She 
added he had been her agent, and 
that he had lent her a few little 
things, but had allowed her to use 
them. She is playing the State- 
I^ako and hastily procured c'othr* 
and a house set. 



"TOOTS" IN TRIANGLE. 

Chicago. Jan. 19. 
Mis. CharlOS If. Hahn, formerly 
known as "Toots" Clark in vaude- 
ville, has sued her husband for 
divorce, charging him with over- 
friendliness with Mrs. C. If. Reek** 
The P.eckers shared an apartment 
In Bvsnston with the Hahns. The 
suit followed a hair-pulling Btatetl 
between the women after Kr-eker 
had sued his wife and named Hahn, 



TRUNK TRADE 0. K. 

Chicago. Jan. J9. 
Oscar Herkcrt, of Heritor! & 

Meisel, St. I„ouis. trunk rnunufac- 
hirer*, who are to open a branch 
factory In Chicago, says business in 
looming and that the firm may 
shortly open another factory in New 
York. 



Co-respondent, Mabel Bedwell. 

Chicago. Jan. 19. 

Mrs. George Jessell (Florence 
Courtney), named a Mabel T 'edwell 
as co-respondent in her divorce 
against (leorp'e Jessell. tiled here. 

Mrs. Jessell Is one of the Covrrt- 
ney sisters. 



Blossom Seeley Records. 

Chicago. Jan. )?>. 
P.lossom Seeley has called off all 
vaudeville dates and goes east te 
make rec o rds for the Columbia, 
after which she will play Eastern 
dates. 



TOM MOOR* ARRESTED. 

Chicago, Jan. 19. 

Tom Moore, the vaudeville actor, 
for years of Tom and Stacia Moore, 
has been in the county jail here for 
the last ten days or so. He was 
arrested while playing the Hippo- 
drome and charged with issuing a 
worthless check for $20 . 

Moore was attached a few weeks 
ago on a similar check for $180 by 
his agent. Jack I'^ine, and assigned 
his salary. When arrested at the 
Hippodrome. Moore had played two 
days. 



Protested Attachment. 

Chicago, Jan. 19. 
Wilbur Cushman was attached 
this week at the Hippodrome on a 
commission claim by his agent. Jack 
Kox. Cushman wired th<- X. V. A. 
protesting the claim. 



Kvelyn Watson closed her 
with the Ted McLean Players 
a year on the coast, and will 
vaudeville with a sketch. 



tout 
aft. r 

enter 



Sophie Back at Circle. 

Chicago. Jan. 19. 
Sophie Tucker will return to Itc i- 
senweber's, Xew York City, opening 
there on Washington's Birthday, as 
soon as she completes her local 
vaudeville tour and cabaret work. 



ENGAGEMENTS, 

Bird Millman. "Midnight Frolic." 

Eli Dawson, replacing David Ad- 
ler. "Welcome Stranger." 

Herbert Waring. "The Green God- 
dess." 

Howard Lang, "Wake Up. Jona- 
than." 

William Kersehel?. "Tip Top." 

Violet firming, "The Night Cap.** 

Tot Quakers, "Midnight flound- 
ers." 

Sam Bines, Charles ffalton. Ann 
Austin. Charles Brown, "The 
Haunted House." 

Vivlenne Segal. "Three Kisses." 

Tom Powers, "Cognac." 

Mary Jeffery. Jack flafacl. Horace 
Newman. "The Haunted Hous- ." 

Kdwin Nicander, "Tangerine." 

Elaine Arnt, Billy Mason. John 
Keefe, "Jim Jam Jems." 

Gasman Twins. Harry LaughllB, 
Harry Carroll vaudeville revue. 

Miriam Folger with Sam Shan- 
non. 

Edith King, for "Cognac " 

Conor and Perry, Jeannette Die- 
trich. "Midnight Bounders." 

Stewart Sisters, "Jim Jam J< ms." 



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Chicago, .bin. if. 

Tic Krnla Young Jageaojr was 
notified Monday that it was off the 
floor of the W. V. M, A.- Keith- Inter - 
•tate. 

Tli if di«d>amvnt wus tlic oulini- 
luiinii of a frerioa Of Incidents hh a 
eonsoquenco of which IHe "fran- 
chise" ol the YoanK agency had 
been hOJIfffaS hy a hair ft* weeks. 
About two months a»o Vomit; was. Atilmr tCsber*, who was vlce-prosi- 
■WffiMfll", hut regained his wel-]«Vnt or that snort-lived concern, is 
come when he assured tho h.adJ now associated wiUi him an a jiart- 
that he was not Interests! in thelner hi the Marigold Oardcm cuter - 
First National Booking JUe^lMioeul tsinmeot \« nture. Young van far 
Since then. John J. Nash nay*, lie j from hitter. Nana also slated that 
lias been given information that ■ the office had the friendliest frelings 



independents here. He has ;<l*>ut 
M working acta oil his string. 

Young categorically denied the 
announced charges, stating he and 
Fine, both l>achclors, shared apart- 
ments to divide expense^ and. while 
friendly socially, never discussed 
business and never *W(»rked ^to- 
gether." He said he was accused 
of the K. X. B. A. connection because 



SPORTS 



Young not only was interested, bui 



toward Young, but could not eon- 



was the principal director Another ii«t«ntty penult iiim to continue 



booking boOannO ot his alleged un- 
derstand in«: with Fine. Kine i* v.*ry 
to rto" Aschar offices. The 



infraction named 1m thai Young 
shares an apartment with Jack l-'ins, . OOrStJ 
a Pant ages -Ijoew booker, and that j olps* 
Young has been handling many of ( Anchors now have the West Kngle- 
Flne's acts and Fine many ©CJwnon, which is immediate neigh - 
Young's sets on their raapeetlvnlbfirhood competition to the Bgipreas, 
by a secret arrangement ' an aoaociation -booked 



floors 



house, and 
Which was tantannount to each hav- \ that i- believed to have eanaed the 
iaga hooking entree into the other** ( Young-Pin,- pot to boil over 
field. 



It Wrtp positively stat< d that the 
House of J>avid Binil coiiu(»v(.s>. 
which Glided in Young's bund lour- 
ing the Pantages theatres, had uoih- 
ing to do with the agent'-; dismissal, 
as Young was not the Witt in that 



Young never really had :i fran- 



chise Efe was- invited on the floor 
by Mori H Singer u year ago last 
summer on a showing that he could 
bring new faces into local vaude- 
ville. For a time he remained as he 
proclaimed himself. "K Nv« Agent 



instance. l»ut the manager 0:0. vncr.^r **•* Acts -" exclusively, hut 
and as h€ gave the Orplv am Circuit | gradually developed into a general 
a charge to bid on the strength >f i booking agent with old aral stand - 
a tentative acceptance by that < ir 



cult signed up the baud to : pliv- 
or-pay contract which h>* bad to 
carry out. 

Y'.-ung, though one Of the newest, 
was one of the best known of the 
association bookers, owing to wide 
advertising and a pcrsonnlity which 
has built up for him a tremendous 
theatrical acquaintance. Not con- 
tent to he a ten per center only, he 
has booked Chicago's biggest cab- 
arets and handled large companies 
and high priced stars therein, as 
well as organising the David hand. 
His hooking manager. Max Halper- 
in, attended largely to the Hoot* work 
and was popular there, being told 
after the severance of relations be- 
tween Young and the booking offices 
that he would be persona grata if 
(he made another connection. Hal- 
t»erin declined, electing to go with 
Toung. 

It is conjectural whether Young 
Will continue as an agent, but if he 
Should so desire it is Raid he has 
been offered privileges by Pan. 
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management. In the ticket brokerage 
bearing his name. Young is one of 
tho livest "mixers' in these parts, 
personally extremely poouln\ 

W * K.'S CHICAGO OFFICE. 

Chicago, Jan. 19. 

Wagenhals & Kemper have opened 
Chicago office* with .Tames F. Kerr 
in charge. The producing firm at 
present has a sensational hit at the 
Princess with a special company of 
"The Bat." The company was or- 
ganised in New York, but rehearsed 
here, opening '"cold." 

The manner of putting the show 
over with special publicity and 
plenty of billboard advertising has 
put new life into the Princess. Pat- 
terson AfcXutt. who is handling the 
publicity, prevailed upon the critics 
to withhold the disclosure of "The 
Ba.t." The Princess, which has 
been at times a money loser, is at 
present doing the unheard of busi- 
ness of $20, 000 Meekly. 



a little iiWide dope on 

wrestling game came to view Ihe 
ofher day while a. small gathering 
was nursing about wit'' coffee. 
One in the group was a former 
wrestler ami when the (OrthconV 
ing bout between Caddo*:; and 
Lewis, was mentioned he Opened up 
with considerable information le- 
gal ding the mat athletes n,or geu- 
erally known — though su*p«vt<d In 

m;»i,iy Quarter* 

The former active strong man 
pointed out the proof of his state- 
ments by the number of freak bets 
he had won and stated that his 
winnings were solely due to his In- 
side knowledge of the game ana 
comment tlutt liad been whispered 
to him out of the ozone by cohorts 
who Indulge in the Oreok pastime. 

Winn questioned concerning a 
recent contest as to whether he 
thought it was on the lev«. I or not. 
he unhesitatingly branded the af- 
fair as a fake, holding up these in- 
cidents as the basis for his conclu- 
sion -that at one time during 
the match the loser had an 
during the match tho loser had an 
aiinlock and scissors on his op- 
l>onent that no one in the world 
could break out of if the applier 
had wisb»sl to enforce it— and that 
the bettirig was 2 to 1. 

Said the farmer wrestler, •What 
has bean done, many tiiu«-s, but 
cannot exactly he classed as a 
frameup is for two men to enter R 
contest under an agre* nient to 





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Chicago, Jan. 19. 

Harry M. Friend, formerly a well- 
known newpapcr man of Chicago, 
has entered on a theatrical career. 
He has gone east as representative 
of several authors, among them 
Opie Read, who just finished a new 
play. 

Friend recently returned from 
England, where he sold Mutt and 
Jeff cartoons, introducing these 
famous ligures abroad. Friend pro- 
poses to manage authors and handle 
screen rights. 

NEER ON HONEYMOON. 

Chicago, Jan. Is. 
Hornet Neer, manager of the 
Hpringflcld office for (Jus Sun made 
a flying visit accompanied by his 
bride, to Chicago. They are on their 
way to the coast, where, they will 
spend u honeymoon. 



wrestle for u certain length of 
time and win u that is up the best 
man is to win'* This, he. went on 
say. was dime regularly When the 
e.ame was in its infancy here and 
the building up process was oa. It 
was the policy of giving the public 
a run 'for its money with often it 
being understood that the two men 

would arias tie for, perhaps, an 

hour ami .«> minutes or two hours 
and ten minutes before both 
battlern would cut loose with the 
end coming within five BBinUtes 
after the real action had started. 

There is no doubt of the popular- 
ity of wrestling in New York and 
there has been none since tho days 
of the tournaments held at the Man- 
hattan opera house hut that it is a 
game where the greatest stalling 
can be done with the least possible 
chances of detection is also ad- 
mitted. Therefore it should move 
those who are behind the mat con- 
tests to keep the sport clean and if 
it is found necessary to make the 
men drag it out over a Stipulated 
ptriod, at least allow rhe finishes to 
be on the level. 



the havo sullicietit and propel unoi mo- 
tion to base wagers upon. 

l*rhse lighting in New York state 
just now doesn't seem FO far above 

what it formerly amounted to. Titers 
is plenty of propaganda In the 
papers but that runs for Bweeney 

as often :us for anything else. News- 
paper stuff looks as a rule and in 
the majority OH no different plane 
than it did at some time m the past, 
concerning lights. 

If the Governor wants no dcei- 
aion h'»uts\ there is a \\ ay to handle 
that which wil' satisfy the Vans arid' 
force Uie lighters to bo o tin* level, 
also their managers and tho pro- 
moters. That is to make the Maxi- 
mum length lf» rounds, no decision, 
with the alternative of any number 
of less rounds. It will ohlige lighters 
who are on the square to take on 
the maximum number, 3 5, with the 
probability a knockout ordinarily 
will happen within that length or 
leave no question for the newspaper 
men to decide upon the winner, 
meanwhile cleansing the ring of 
stallcrs. It would be impossible for 
a lighter to successfully lay down 
before a knowing audience for IS 
rounds. If main bout lighters agrecTY 
upon 10 rounds or lean, immediately 
there would be a sosph ion some- 
thing was wrong. 

The current light promoters ap- 
pear to proceed on the hogging 
theory, gouging the public: for the 
limit when they think they have a 
card, and holding out soft prices as 
an inducement for a Hop set of 
bouts. Outside their light clubs the 
promoters like to pose but inside 
i hey an much as they were, 



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According to report. Governor Mil- 
ler has an idea on boxing matches 
in New York state, that may go into 
effect when the Governor reducea 
his proposed consolidated >-ports 
commission to a working basis. It 
is that all bouts shall he limited to 
10 rounds, without decision, leaving 
that to the newspapers if there is no 
knockout. 

"While the 10-round no-decision 
bout may not be as popular as the 
present system of rendering a de- 
cision, when no knockout oexurs, the 
Governor is said to have £ni excel- 
lent reason for his conclusion, which 
at least foretells Gov. Miller either 
has been well informed or knows 
whereof he speaks that Ik, that de- 
cision bouts give a chance to the 
gamblers to get in their work. 

It may be an odd coincidence but 
it is nevertheless true that a certain 
clique of gamblers have not lost a 
bet on any fight around New York 
since the Walker law became oper- 
ative. The nearest this clique came 
to losing was on the one battle, when 
they switched a few rounds before 
the finish r.f that fight, and by giving 
large odds, with a draw barred, 
hedged off enough to pull them out 
even. 

Patrons of lights, or the smartest 
of t|}em. have commented upon three 
or four very peculiar decisions in 
thi; local ring of late wefts. Present 
lighting seems to approach closely 
ths race track betting, where it is 
usually believed necessary to locate 
the wi.se money ajid follow it. That 
may be likewise requisite Ul light 
matters, but the "wise money*' in 
hVhts i.-. harder t«» locate 

Variety Is not ■• ■porting paper 
and thi ; ttef uirtni o n t n maintained 
mere for the information of traveling 
professii nats, who are interested in 
■ports n -• < ini p .1 Ukc to know 
what i.- doing in that branch in J>fi * i 
fork wl.il. ti < .. aic awn) Accord-] 
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Any time Bonny Leonard hoicos 
the bout is worth going miles to 
see and the great lightweight cham- 
pion showed that one** again at 
Madison Square Garden last Friday 
when he punched Ritchie Mitchell 
"to piece.s," the referee stopping the 
bout in the sixth round. It was a 
battle that iwver will be forgotten 
by those at the Garden and it was 
acidaimed as the most sensational 
light in Irishes, 

A truly thrilling, gripping, smash- 
ing first round that in itself was 
worth the heavy admission toll sent 
the crowd into a frenzy. Leonard 
•rent in to finish his man right from 
the bell. Three times he knocked 
Mitchell to the canvas and it looked 
Jlke curtains for the blonde battler 
fi-om Milwaukee. Suddenly Mitchell 
whipped a loft hook to Benny's 
chin and the champion went down. 
lie didn't slip to the resin. He hit 
the mat with a thud, sitting down 
heavily. Anuwd, he sal there for 
a second, looked over at his corner 
smiling reassuringly to Hilly Uib- 
son, his manager, and Charlie Leon- 
ard, his brother. Gibson was mov- 
ing his arm In unison with the ref- 
eree. Leonard got to his knees and 
was up at the count of eight, al the 
screaming command Of Gibson. 
The round was nearly over and 
Benny weathered It out. He knew 
he had .heirn properly walloped, 
however, and later admitted he came 
near losing the championship. 

Mitchell went to his corner with 
Ills right eye closed and thereafter 
the lamp never opened. When the 
fight was over both eyes were shut. 
During the second and third rounds 
Mitchell got to Leonard with rigtits 
and once the champ got in close 
and clinched. Leonard from then 
on fought more to his stylo. iie 
box* d like the master ho is. ile- 
psatedly he hookod lefts to Mitch- 
< ll's body and the blows had a 
vicious snap. This brought down 
the challenger's guard and like a 
flash Benny hammered to the face. 

No sooner did the champion dis- 
cover Mitchell to be tiring in the 
sixth than he tore, in like a wildcat 
as he always docs when ho lias his 
man in trouble. He rammed both 
hands to Mitchell's face, his terrible 
one-two punch landing with light- 
ning rapidity. Tho Westerner stood 
trying to defend himself in a neutral 
corner with only the ropes holding 
him up. A right smash turned him 
and he crumple., to tin floor. Up 
at the count of nine Leonard again 



went after him. Down for a second 
lime and still a third. Mitchell 
arose but the referee stepped in be- 
tween. It was the sixth time Leon* 
ard had floored him in the batth-. 

It was the class ot Leonard thai 
won the groat fight. It was hla own 
carelessness and overconfidence thai 

resulted in his being knocked down 
for the count. Benny routes his 
battles, tiring Ids man, waiting for 
the right time and then never fail- 
ing to rip la fhr the finish and never 
letting up- This time he figured 
that having knocked out Mitchell 
in seven rounds four years ago. he 
could repeat in one When Mitchell 
was down the third time in the 
first' round' Leo naiTt motioned tor 
him to get up before the count was 
half through. That was not nice, 
and a few seconds later he got a re- 
ceipt for it, Mitchell knocking him 
flat. 

When it was all over. Leonard's 
brother, Charlie, Jumped to the ring. 
Benny whispered to him and Gib- 
son saying he didn't know what 
blow had sent him down, lie walked 
to Mite hell's corner and told him 
he was a great fighter. Mitchell 
later said it was carelessness that 
cost him the fight. The chances are 
the men will be romatched. 

The affair was under the direc- 
tion of Anno Morgan, head of the 
Committee for the Restoration of 
Devastated France, a movement that 
dates from the war. It is said the 
profits to the committee will reach 
$'.♦0,1)00. There never were so many 
white shirt fronts In the Garden for 
a boxing show before. Society wan 
out In numbers and debutantes sold 
programs. The Jlroadway bunch 
and the leading sporting men added 
to the illustrious gathering. Tick- 
ets were sold at $25 each, although 
the boxing commission has limited 
tho top price to $1&. It was a char- 
ity session, giving the excuse for 
the boost. Leonard received $40,000 
for his appearance and Mitchell 
drew down $20,000. 

The semi-final was a fizxle and 
the referee took the patients out of 
pain by declaring the bout no con ■ 
tost. The principals were "Razor"' 
Iieisler and a youth named 
Michaels. The former is a son of 
"John, the Barber," who has been 
touting the kid as an opponent for 
Johnny Kllbane. John's hopes went 
glimmering on the showing of his 
ron. Michaels appeared to be get- 
ting tho best of it in the fifth and 
sixth rounds, when the dancing 
match was. stopped. 



Babe Both tfl $60,000 loser as a re- 
sult 01 his recent barn-storming trip 
to Cubs, aceording to stories cirou - 
la ted via the underground. 

Those in the know say Both wa* 
"taken" for the above amount by 
Ihe well known "pay off." 

lor the benefit of ths uninitiated, 
the "pay off*' is a smooth contidene.- 
swindle that has been brought to 
the acme of perfection by certain 
grafters who have found the pearl 
of the Antilles an Ideal spot to dean - 
onstrate its infallibility ns a sepa- 
rator of coin of the realm from the 
pockets of anyone desirous of fast 
action at the race track. 

"The mob." after "building op" 
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BURLESQUE DRESSING ERA 
SIGHTED FOR NEXT SEASON 



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Less Numbers for Choristers — More Expensive Mate- 
rials — Expected to Improve Appearance of Pro- 

duction— "Sporting Widows*' This Week at 

Columbia as Sample. 






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The signs of the times in bur- 
lesque are that next season on the 
big wheel (Columbia) there will be 
le«a "numbers" to a show with chor- 
isters, but more expensive dress 
materials. 

This statement was brought out 
Monday while "The Sporting Wid- 
ows" was going through its first 
matinee performance at the Colum- 
bia, New York. Its a John O. Jer- 
mon produced show. In one num- 
ber all of the choristers paraded 
down a staircase in bridal costume 
It made a stage picture, .r*. bur- 
lesque producer near by comim nted 
upon it 

"This show has but six changes 
of costume so Jermon told mo, and 
doesn't that look it?" he said 
"There's a wealth of dressing that 
bays something. 

"Next season you will see me do- 
ing th sar thin t Less n .nbe 
and more expensive material in the 
costuming. I think it means a lot 
for the looks of the performance 
and you need not be surprised to 
see it generally adopted. I have 
decided elfe«t changes should be the 
limit, but have each one of the eight 
count." 



THE TEMPTERS 

Jack Conn, a. promoter Brad Button 

Adum Souae, an e*iap»d convict • . 

CharlcB Burn* 
Daredevil Ralph, an escaped convict... 

Ted <Juiok 

San T«y. a china Harry Candor. 

Reilly a cop ~ . ,-i zSrZ 

John Doe, a epend. r Ted Qui< k 

IflM Vandergilt, society leader......... 

Miss Percle Judah 

Klsle Cash, her friend Babe Lope* 

]sab«lle Cheatam. a debutante.......... 

G«rtrude Ralston 

and 
Abe Cohen, the plumber Bert Bertram- 

"The Tempters" at the Olympic 
this week ranks as an average show, 
with the usual mixture of good and 
bad points that goes with that clas- 
sification. Last season the show 
was >erated by the late Ghas. M. 
Baker* Lew Talbot produced and is 
playing it this season, through a 
leasing or sharing arrangement With 
the Baker estate. Bert Bertram! Is 
the featured comic this seison 
again. Another holdover is Gertrude 
Ralston, last season the prims, b\\i 
this season the ingenue. All the res! 
of the cast are new. The scenic 
equipment is from last seasons 
show, with nothing new added. 

Mr. Bertram! is a Jew co edian 
Df the standardized type in mal , -up, 
wearing the conventiona' crepe 
Seard and derby hat. His method 
Is considerably more modern than 
his make-up at times, however, and 
at others distinctly up to the min- 
ute. He is a good dancer and sings 
well eneugh to get away with a 
comedy song. Here and there dur- 
ing the show Bertrand shows flashes 
of first-class comedy fo m, bu for 
the better part he sticks to the cut 
and dried laugh -getting routine that 
has been the stock in trade of the 
hundreds of Hebraic comics that 
have preceded him in burlesque and 
vaudeville. 

A "book" is programed, with Ber- 
trand credited with authorship. It's 
tiie usual fiction, consisting of bits, 
numbers and specialties. There are 
laughs in both ,ections, but Just 
laughs, the comedy never reaching 
the stage where it produces any- 
thing that approaches the riotous. 
It's a clean show, neither Bertrand 
nor any of the cast resorting to even 
"spice" or finger. Bertrand also pro- 
duced the numbers. All passed 
nicely, but like the comedy, none 
rose above the average. 

Charlie Burns is the second comic, 
do'.ng a modified sort or Dutch," 
with small black mustache and dia- 
lect after the regulation. Brad Sut- 
ton, straight, also does a character 
or two excellently. Button standi 
out in a Chinese opium Joint scene 
in the first part, where he puts over 
a very legitimate bit as a "dope. 
This is played seriously in the main. 
with suggestion of travesty Inter- 
polated occasionally. Bertrand also 
shows to advantage in the dope 
scene, Miss Balston likewise con- 
tributing to making the enter- 
taining. She has the only voice 
the s* y •« pleasing soprano 

Percie Judah, a statin sque blonde 
who is ■trong o. ''*nk i. the prima 
Miss Judah h.-.s about four contralto 



tones that are tuneful, but when her 
voice breaks to soprano, it is light 
and wavery. She wears clothes like 
a Broadway prima, this asset mak 
ing up largely for vocal deficiencies 
It may be that Miss Judah's songs 
are not pitched in the proper key 
to suit her vocal limitations. That, 
however, is a matter for the show 
leader to look into. 

Babe Lopez, the soubret, has a wisp 
of a voice, a cute lisp, and is of the 
chunky pony type that makes a 
nifty annearance in tights. : 
dances fairly, but puts over the num- 
bers assigned to her *h lots of 
spirit and a willingness that evi- 
dences a sincere desire to please. 
ITd Quick and Harry Candon 
other male members of the cast. 
There is a sort of jazz band spe- 
cialty in the first part. They get a 
fair amount of Jazzy nnlody out of 
the conglomeration of "instruments." 
Ha be Lopes does a "Daddy" jazz 
number here, in cabaret style, as- 
sisted by the "band," and gets it 
over. 

One thing is immediately notice- 
able—the eight girls in the front 
line of choristers. They're all young 
and all good lookers. The 16 chor- 
isters on the whole are also a comely 
lot. and speedy workers. Two of 
the most tempting "Tempters" are 
Beatrice Beryl, the trim blonde end 
"pony," and Billie Hahn, the shapely 
brunet, who appears with her in the 
panel scene. 

The costuming is up to the aver- 
age. With Bertrand and a cast that 
is individually good, it seems odd 
that "The Tempters" is not a better 
show. The answer seems to be the 
material and the lack of another 
woman of the aoubret type, in addi- 
tion to Miss Lopez, to put pep into 
the numbers. Miss Balston and 
Miss Judah each f 1 their respective 
niches nicely, but neither dances to 
any extent. The scenery does not 
show the wear and tear of two sea- 
sons, that might be expected, the 
show holding up well from a pro- 
duction standpoint. 

Tuesday night is Amateur Night 
at the Olympic. The hot se was not 
quite capacity, but good for the cold 
evening. The amateur section pro- 
duced plenty of laughs, but was a 
bit tamer than last week, the "acts" 
as a whole being too "good" to bring 
out the comedy remarks from the 
audience comedians that the ex- 
tremely "bad" acts did th-* rrevious 
Tuesday n'ght. It is a settled thing, 
however, that "amateurs" are a 
box office draw at the Olympic, re- 
marks about the house, before the 
show proper started, disclosing that 
many had come expressly to catch 
the 'amateur" entertainment. 

BfM. 



SPORTING WIDOWS. 

Vf T Mend Al K. Hall 

r |*WQMa, Hi" Fn-'inl. . Hob smrtzman 

port or Dopvtn »i«>orn« wviut 

>Ui.u Mm'i. y June I.e Veay 

In. .-i Nut Oertruile Heck 

Imft Nuih-r KuK*n!e I .a L'.lanc 

Phil Ko<>'c Frank Jonlln 

IJffht lMm« .... Jack Babnon 

Wnk.-in ll.irry Warfl 

Urandmotfetr Anna ijiiih 

»}ran«l«on * <i«-ortfo D. WeUt 

('•ruiiddauKlitrr J unt* l.e Way 

»;ra<o Margaret Ellin 



MUSICAL STOCK IN K. C. 
TRIES OUT NEW PLAY 



Company Presents a Local 
Writer's Offering. 



EVA TANGUAY 



Ffnn «.«',<; KM— t ea e a in one fofttnmr. 

TK.DDY WMDMAN Counted Them. 



Jacobs & Jermon present their 
1920 edition of the "Widows" at tho 
Columbia this week, featuring Al 
K. Hall, the elongated loose, putty- 

noeo*. funmaker who has developed 

, . . . « * 

into ma- td. vh" be*t «i.. enHffte come- 
dians ln» burleeojue. 

Hail is surrounded »y a cast that 
doesn't set the woods on lire and 
he deserves a world of credit for 
holding up the comedy end; in fact, 
making it overlap so that the minor 
d« Regencies °f the east tlon't become 
important. 

Another factor ihat excuses per- 
sonal shortcomings in some of the 
members is the excellent produc- 
tion, both as to costumes and scen- 
ery, that Jacobs & Jermon have 
given tiie show. The book also Is 
a strong factor for which Douglas 
Leavit. also A. Douglas Levitt, also 
Abo Levitt, is credited wiLir* au- 
thorship. 

The piece is titled "Simple Simon, 
Jr.." but the title has no bearing 
on the first part of the show. Doc- 
tor Dopem's Sanitarium is the 
background for scene I and Hall 
makes an immediate impression as 
M. T. Head, a "nut," in his first 
number, "Bimbo," a pick-out af- 
fair. After that it was easy sail- 
ing right through to the race track 
scene, from which the burletta de- 
rives its title. In this scene Hall, 
as the owner of Simplo Simon, Jr., 
a race horse, substitutes for his 
jock, who is ill, and wins an imag- 
inary race by lapping the field, as 
described by George Weiss, the 
corking juvenile straight. 

Weiss, in addition, is prominent 
in a specialty with June Le Veay. 
the engenue. They do a double 
song routine with Weiss at the 
piano, getting three numbers across 
to big returns through Miss Le 
Veay's sterling soprano voice and 
the young man's salesmanship, 
which offsets his vocal limitations. 

Other specialties are the Rex 
Trio, a passable male singing com- 
bination and a singing and dancing 
offering of Kugenie Le Blanc. Open- 
ing in a sweater and skirt for an 
indecipherab'e tough lyric, the sou- 
bret makes a quick change in view 
to knee-length dress and. cap and 
follows with some hard shoe step- 
ping and "hoeh" steps that just 
passed. She should eliminate any 
attempt at any style of dancing that 
requires graceful carriage or kick- 
ing. 

Hall, in his dancing specialty, as- 
sisted by the Seven Jazzers, four 
cornets, two trombones and a horn, 
opens as the leader of the musical 
aggregation and then hops to his 
hard shoe hoofing. He stopped the 
show in this bit and also made a 
distinct Impression in another scene 
with an impromptu snake dance 
travesty. 

Most of the business was new, 
several scenes registering strongly, 
one in particular deserving special 
mention. It was in "one" labeled 
"Entrance, Jamaica Race Track," a 
drop in "one." Hall and Bob Startz- 
man, who did a tramp character 
throughout, arc trying to beat the 
gate. The gate man lias a badge 
hanging on his coat which Startz- 
man unp'ns and transfers to his 
own, getting in. He returns a mo- 
ment later and slips Hall the badge, 
at the same time asking for a re- 
turn check, which is refused, where- 
upon he decides not to come out. 
Hall pins the badge on, and after 
passing #he gate man, drops the 
badge at the latter's feet, telling 
the doortender he has dropped his 
badgo. The latter picks up the 
pasteboard and thanks the "crash- 
er," who proceeds into the race 
track. Weiss handles a "tout" role 
in this and the next scene in clever 
fashion. 

The costume flash of the show 
was scene VI in act II, "Peacock 
Alley," a full stage arrangement, 
with a staircase which the choris- 
ters descended for a fashion parade, 
all beautifully gowned as brides, 
pages and bridesmaids. The com- 
edy touch here came near the finale, 
with Hall as a "dame" making his 
descent attired similarly, his face 
hidden from the house by an os- 
trich fan. 

The chorus of 18 are a good look- 
ing bunch and average " up with 
the wheel standards. Some of the 
girls worked as though recent ad- 
ditions, but- the troupe as a whole 
slid through the numbers in fairly 
graceful fashion. 

Gertrude Beck, a shapely blonde 
girl, with an average singing voice, 
made a pleasing .figure in tights 
and handled lines acceptably, with 
Miss La Blanc trying to register 
in the aoubret role and not quite 
making the grade. 

The real of the males were Frank 
Joslin. Jack Bahson and Harry 
Ward, who han.U 1 minor roles and 
did a specialty as the Res Trio. 

Another iceno worthy of mention 
was "An Old Fashioned Home." 
with the choristers attired in hoop 
skirts and the *C4 ne depicting the 
Interior of an old home with a 
drop showing a winter scene with 
a church in perspective. 

The vocalizing here was especial- 
ly gooj, the old lime songs surg 
by Weiss and Le Veay getting solid 



Kansas City, Jan. 19. 

The Hi Jinks .,1 us leal Comedy Co. 
will offer as a feature for its sixty- 
sixth continuous week at tho Em- 
press theatre, commencing tomor- 
row, "We "Watvt a Dtvorcet" written 
especially for the company by Mar- 
garet L\ Kchard. a Kansas City 
playwright. i 

The Hi Jinks company is headed 
by At and Loie Bridge and has 
proven that musical stock at popu- 
lar prices can be made a winner 
here. 

Some weeks ago it was announced 
that the organization had changed 
its name to tho Popular Musical 
Comedy Co. on account of a com- 
plaint made by Arthur Hammer- 
stein, who owned the title "Hi 
Jinks," but the advertising still fea- 
tures the title in question with the 
exception of the display matter in 
one newspaper where "Popular" Is 
used instead of "Hi Jinks." 



TRANSFER CO-OPERATION. 

Burlesque Men Talk of Organizing 
Trucking Business. 



A move was started this week 
among cwners of burlesque road 
shows to organize a co-operative 
transfer company, to handle the 
shows' baggage at the various 
stands on the wheel route. Bag- 
gage handling and scenery transfer 
prices have leaped to nearly triple 
what they were two years ago. It 
is pointed out that if each producer 
comes in on a co-operative transfer 
company the amount invested in 
trucks and equipment would be 
saved in one season. 

The move primarily is intended to 
check the profiteering tendencies of 
the transfer companies, and the 
sponsors believe sufficient outside 
business could be obtained from 
other lines of show business to 
make the plan pay and even clear a 
little money for its promottrs. 

Letters wil' be sent out this week 
calling a meeting of burlesque men 
to talk over the matter. 



DROPS AVENUE, DETROIT. 

American Shows Can't Repeat in 
Detroit. 



The Avenue, Detroit, drops out of 
the American wheel route Feb. 6. 
Irons & Clamage, the lessees, will 
play burlesque stock in the Ave- 
nue beginning on that date. The 
American show-, will continue to 
play the Cad'dae, Detroit, for the 
rest of the season. Next season 
they will go into the Avenue again, 
the latter replacing the Cadillac, 
which will be dropped. 

At the beginning of the season 
and for several weeks after, it was 
found profitable for the American 
v heel to have two houses* in De- 
troit (Avenue and Cadillac). About 
Nov. 15 or k> business began to 
drop in Detroit, the slump in gen- 
eral mercantile conditions affecting 
all local theatrical,.. 

Up to a week ago none of tho 
American shows repeated in Detroit, 
a different show going into both the 
Avenue and Cadillac each week. As 
a result business was not materially 
affected In either house. Last week, 
however, the American wheel rout- 
ings reached the point whtfre it was 
necessary to begin repeats of shows 
at the Avenue, that had played the 
Cadillac earlier in the season and 
vice v^rsa. 

The break created on the Ameri- 
can route by the falling out of the 
Aver.ue, between the Empire, Cleve- 
land, and the Academy. Pittsburgh, 
will remain an open week for the 
present. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS STOPPED 

No "Next Week's Attractions" from 
the Stage. 



SOUBRETTE SAVES HOTEL. 

# Omaha. Neb. Jan. 19. 
Jackie Wilson, a soubrette ap- 
pearing In a local tab act. and Jim 
Elliott, appearing In the same act. 
discovered and extinguished a fire 
in the Mi Hard" hotel here. 



Tho Columbia Amusement Co. 
will send out instructions this week 
to all house managers on the Co- 
lumbia circuit to the effect they are 
to forbid any advance agent, com- 
pany manager or member of any 
company hereafter from making any 
sort OX verbal announcement or 
otherwise from the stage with re- 
spect to "next week's'' attraction. 
The reason for the order is because 
of the practice of several agents 
speaking from the stage an ! telling 
the audience their show is "the beat 
show in burlesque," etc. 



CONTINUOUS FLOPS 
AT HAYMARKET, CHI 

Second Burlesque House Re- 
verts to Original Policy. 

The Hay market, Chicago, stopped 
the continuous show ' policy plan 
Monday, In operation there as an 
experiment, in conjuction with 
.American, wheel, attractions, Ripe* 

I>ec. 18, or thereabouts. The Hay. 
market, like the liijou. Philadel- 
phia, where the continuous idea was 
tried out for two or three weeks, 
and dropped last week, played five 
vaudeville acts and a feature pic- 
ture, in addition to the burlesque, 
starting at 1 p. m. and running 
through until 11. 

It was found after a trial neither 
ot the houses did sufficient extra 
business to warrant the added ex- 
pense. In the instance of the Bi- 
jou. Philadelphia the location be- 
ing off the main artery of traffic, 
was ascribed as the reason for the 
non -success of the continuous idea. 
No one at American headquarters 
seemed able to figure a reason for 
the flop of the continuous at the 
Haymarket. except that the audi- 
ence just didn't come in at the 
supper show. 

Both houses will continue the for- 
mer regular two-a-day burlesque 
policy with the American shows. 

While the vaudeville was dropped 
this week the feature picture was 
retained at the Haymarket, the 
show opening with the film. The 
vaudeville and supper ahow how- 
ever, is definitely out. 



COLUMBIA BUSINESS 
GOOD SINCE HOLIDAYS 



Burlesque Wheel Universal Re- 
ports Patronage Holding Up. 



The business on the Columbia 
wheel of burlesque, since the holi- 
days, has held up with the spirit of 
that period. 

Last week, the secdnd following 
New Year's, was no exception, it was 
said, the flood of patronage being 
universal at all of the Columbia's 
many stands. 



BEDINI GETS SUMMER SHOW. 

It was definitely settled by the 
Columbia officials this week that 
Jean Bedini would produce next 
summer's "Summer Show" at the 
Columbia, New York. The show 
will be principally made up of the 
present "Peekaboo" company on 
the Columbia wheel, but with a new 
book and added people In the cast. 

Among those already engaged for 
the Bedini Summer Show are, Cliff 
Heckinger and Landcll Sisters. 
They were placed through Harry 
Bestry's office. 



WASHINGTON HOUSE REOPENS. 

The Capitol. Washington, the new 
hotise built on the site of the old 
Lyceum, will open as an American 
wheel stand Sunday, Feb. 13 with 
Jacobs & Jermon's "Grown Up 
Babies." The Lyceum was gutted 
by lire a year ago, and at first it 
was the intention of the District of 
Columbia Amueement <'<>. to re- 
construct it from the ruins stand- 
ing. Later it was decided to put up 
an entire new structure, which re- 
sulted in the Capitol. 

The capacity will be 1,800. 



BOOSTING "AMATEUR NIGHT." 

Sam and Dave Kraus. managera 
of the Olympic, New York, play- 
ing the American wheel shows, are 
three -sheeting a notice for their 
"Amateur Night" recently in Var- 
iety. Tho poster will carry an- 
nouncement of the event, a page 
reproduction of the Variety notice, 
and will be posted throughout tha 
city. 






Young Mclntyre III. 

Win J. Mclntyre son of Jim Mc- 
[p*yre (Mclntyre and Heath), come- 
dian, with "Some Show" (Ameri- 
can) hat been ordered by his physl 
eiar to take a six months' rest to 
build lip his health. 

Mr. Mclntyre leaves the show this 
week. H's successor has not been 

Killed as yet. 



BURLESQUE CHANGES. 

Three Jolly Bachelors. Merrigan 
and Howarth, join* d the "M ii<ls of 
America." 



returns. The Hex Trio offered 
"Miss the Old Folks Now," but 
Bounded a trifle fiat, doing much 
better in their later specialty, with 
the ensemble harmonizing. 

The entire company In this scene 

I were in period alt ire and the good 
'.ooking set as a background made 
■ It a welcome diversion for a mu- 
leaque aggregating Con. 



ILL AND INJURED. 

Helen Warren of ti-6 "Dance 
Shop," San Francisco Orpheum, 
broke a blood vessel in her leg last 
et' while selling paper* for a 
benefit from a police patrol wagon. 
Miss Jeanette Hackett. who is fea- 
tured ir the act, doubled in the 
re' 

"Little Miss Vamp." at the San 
Francisco Orpheum, suffered the 
■•■ i of one of its members when 
Jean Lan? sustained n broken 
kneecap. Tessie Darling* formerly 
with the Morgan Dancers, who has 
been residing here. r<-j>l ced Miss 
Lane. 

William Vidocq (Haynes and VI- 
docq), a vaudeville ng'-nt for the 
past year, is repotted very ill. 

LcRoy Hartt (LeRoy and Mabel 
Ilartt) is ill in St. Lou..-. 

A, M Bruggemanj owner of the 
Empire, Hoboken (American whecDi 
has been seriously 1!* for the I;!* 1 
two weeks with spinal meningitis in 
St. Marys Hospital liohok- n. 

A number Of the MoratCg Troupe, 
doing aerial gymnastics, fell f'"" 1 
the rigging while the act was pav- 
ing the Concert at the Casino, 
Sunday night. The cur- 
rung down, it being the 
The man is reported h° l 
injured. 



Brooklyn 

tain was 

last act. 
seriously 






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Biify Hslbgan isafled Saturday for 

England. Just why. Bill didn't 
know before he Started. Walter 
Pereival and Sam Mann left on the 
faint- boat. That is how it happened* 
The previous Monday Bill came in 
from tne Coast, where the Woods 
'show he was with had closed. 
Thursday iVrcival mentioned to 
Hailigun about sailing and SUgg< st - 
e<l HallJgan go along. Bill had BO 
idea what he would do when he got 
there., but before .leaving had se- 
cured a stateroom with parlor and 
baih at tin- minimum rate. Pereival 
mentioned Hattigan could bunk in 
with himself and Mann; but J nil 
said he couldn't travel without a 
path. To make good on that state- 
ment, he ' fixed it." 



TOMMY'S TATTLES 

By THOMAS J. GRAY 



President-elect Harding, the new stage manager for the White House, 
says he wants his entrance simple, lie says he wants everything about 
the place simple. He'll llnd that most of our Senators and Congressmen 
have always been that way. 



The first "Blue Law" put befoM the Mew York state lawmakers <.»u* 

for a "Shaveless Sunday." Is Bert Levy in on this? 



The n< »* Governor of New York State says that the Volstead act must 
be enforced} What wasvlhat Volstead nx 



rt| ? 



Knglish steamships leaving \*ew York advertise: "The bar is Open after 

you pass the Statue of Liberty." 



of 



making 



things 



I'mple" should be tak 



611 Up. we 



The long ponding action of Mme. 
Morrell, professionally known as 
Fred de (Irassac was disposed of 
last week, when the Circuit Court 
of Appeals conllrmed the decision in 
her favor won in the lower courts. 
The case lias been hanging fire for 
about live years. Mme. Morrell 
Started action against Harry B. and 
Robert Smith, alleging they tried 
to oust her from the rights of one- 
third of the royalties for "Sweet- 
hearts." a musical play. Judge M ni- 
ton handed down the decision af- 
firming the judgment in favor of 
Mme. Morrell to the sum of about 
$2,000, which money has been held 
in escrow since the original action. 
Nathan Burkan represented Mme 
nloi rell. 



if Harding's Ides 

may sec - 
Acts that take no bows. 
Acrobats that do not fry to sing song*. 
Hog acts that do not have monologs. 
Mnnologists who do not recite. 
Sister acts that do not w« ar false curls. 
Comedians that do not call the audience "folks." 
Agents that send "paid** telegrams. 

Scenery that has something really clever in front of it. 
Aetor.s who do not take off kid gloves on their opening speech. 
Girl acts with funny comedians. 
Actors who write to people who review them. 

People on the stage who put a "patent leather" shine on t'tcir hair. 
Singers of songs who don't ask the audience what they want. 

House managers who really come back on the stage and encourage the 

actors working on the bill. 

Black face acts that do not take off their wig*. 
No trapdrums. 



in the scene by Bernard Granville (Kay Dobley playing the baby), seemed 
to spread tho impression Mr. Fields had been at fault. 

The incident came up through a review of the piece written in a Chicago 
daily. That has an inside story, also from information, but no bearing on 
the present subject, which is Fields' repute in the profession, Flo Ziegfeld 
is particularly desirous of having the impression corrected through hie 
regard for Fields. Ziegfeld says in the ■even years Fields lias been with 
Ziegfeld shows there has never been an action committed by him that 
Ziegfeld would not want his youthful daughter to see. The same goes for 
Fields before he went with "The Follies." Always a humorist of standing, 
his work while In vaudeville was noted for its cleanliness. No one who 
knew Fields would suspect him of anything else. 

The chances are that When Ziegfeld, now in Florida, returns to New 
York and learns- of the impression in some quarters, though that im- 
pression may have h en inspired, he will issue a statement in vindication 
of Fields, if that should be thought necessary, which it isn't. 



Automatic telophones soon in New 
users a chance to swear at themselves. 



York. They will give telephone 



Those navy officers lost in the balloon must have felt like an act on the 
small time. They landed and went big. but did not know where. 



There's a new legit show out that expects to reach Broadway quite 
shortly. '"It SViii hu\» io be wholly reproduced in equipment, be/ore making' 
the big city. Everything else Is reported as favorable, but it is said the 
production end couldn't outfit a turkey burlesque troupe. It is accounted 
for on the presumption the producers fell down on the money end Just 
recently before leaving New York for the opening stand, with the produc- 
tion still h< Id in New York by the makers, awaiting the remainder of the 
l«a lynce due. 

Here Is news for the halters. A new playwright is offering to buy hats 

for every man in tho world, if his play Is not a success. Tin author la 

i Frank Kleber. and he resides in New York. His play is entitled "Men 

jo* Fame," a historical cr medy 'drama of the Napoleonic period. The 

• scripts Kleber is sending about are perfectly typed on pages about Ave 

by seven Inches, with color plates and complete directions for production 

ai c costuming. 

Mr. Klebtr's preface, which follows, shown that he is something of a 
certain playwright. He says: 'The author as u Pretender to the Throne 
of Shakespeare has made in this play the greatest attempt at originality 
in literature since the cays of Adam and Eve. It Is a character play of 
fact and fancy, the historical characters are humorously drawn with a 
light touch and with sincerity and understanding. 

'Every word in this play is backed by thought, and no cheap heroics 
and quick drama will be found in it; but life, practical idealism, and 
charm. The play follows regulation dramatic lines only to turn from 
them, and so making a play novelty can learn from. 

"It is equipped with an adjustable appeal from the lowest to the highest 
brow. If a Haw of any kind can be found in the play, I will buy every 
man in the world a new hat. and a good one at that, which I th.nk Is a 
fair guarantee of its worth." 



One navy man hit his pul because his wife published one of his letters. 
If vaudeville agents published the letters they receive— well! 



Alexander Carr was due to sail 
for Rnglsnd, Thursday, (Jan. 20 >. 
to present his act, "April Showers. ' 
over the Moss Empire circuit, for 
the remainder of the season. 
Wednesday there was some diffi- 
culty in locating Carr's passport, 
though assurance from Washing- 
ton had been received that the 
actor would be able to sail. The 
Imperator landed here Tuesday, 
and despite that fact the officials 
claimed the liner would pull away 
from the pier as scheduled on 
Thursday, which constitutes some- 
what of a record. 



Congress wants to cut down the 
sailor" female impersonation acts. 



navy, (iuess they saw one of those 



G. M. Anderson is no longer a member of the Producing Managers' 
Association The circumstances which caused the P. M. A. to eliminate 
him were in connection with the stranding of his "Frivolities," it is said. 
Four other inemhi rs in addition were reported "out." 






Wonder who lets our navy be put in such a bad light? 

It is away behind in female tin 



The army holds another good record 
personators. 



t President- elect Harding wants a good farmer on his Cabinet 
pick out a good 'rube"' comedian? 



VYhv not 



Did yOU save any laughs during "Thrift Week?' 



Legitimate stage producing today doesn't seem so much of a matter of 
money as of nerve. One firm with shows now out is preparing to send on 
mother to rehearsal, without having paid the" bills due for the others. 






INSIDE STUFF 

ON VAUDEVILLE. 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON LEGIT 



At a meeting of the Playwrights 
Club, to be held at the Hotel Mc- 
Alpin this evening (Friday), a new 
play will be read by Miss Chalmers, 
the author. The title has not been 
announced. The meeting previous- 
ly had been arranged to be held In 
the rooms of the Society of Amer- 
ican Dramatists and Composers, 
148 West 45th street. 



A letter, written by Dorothy and 
Joseph Foley, children of Joe Foley, 
vaudevillian, requests members of 
the profession to try to locate the 
actor. He left with an act booked 
by Kd. A. Wilson Just before 
Thanksgiving and was last heard 
from In Borne, N. Y. There, It Is 
said, he wandered away from the 
theatre where the act was playing 
and has not been heard from since. 



A marriage lisense has been is- 
sued to Fred Boycroft, musical 
agent, and Fvelyn Sorlln, vocalist. 



Charles J. Winninger, actor, has 
been discharged from bankruptcy. 



No one appears to have heard the outcome of the arbitration matter 

placed before the Equity by Not a Raves against Julius Tannen. Tanneti 
had a run of the play agreement for the Hayes show. Miss Hayes haired 
him out of the theatre, after having taken Tannen's own material for an 
understudy, thereby presumably saving around JTjOO weekly In the salary 
list 

Tannen Is said to have agreed to arbitration. The Bayes complaint 
from accounts was that Tannen did not report to the theatre one evening 
at 7:30, as his contract called for, though Tannen was on hand to pick up 
his first cue, missing none of the show. 

In submitting arbitrators, Tannen had Brock Pemberton on his li: ; t. 
Miss Bayes is reported to have asked who Pemberton was. One couhl 
almost tell how long Miss Bayes had been 'it Broadway, as since she left 
Pemberton has placed two big hits there, ei hieh are still running. She 
also wanted to know who Bugs fiaer was when Tannen suggested Bacr 
could do something for "The Family Tree." which he did. 

But the reason behind the Bayes-Tannen row seems a dead secret 
between them. One story says Tannen sort of put it over on the star. 
who discovered it later on, much to her annoyance. The story says 
Tannen rewrote considerable of himself Into the show. His entrance 
occurred late in the first act, on the line of Miss Bayes' "Where's Tannen? 
You can never be certain whether he will show or not." Tannen wrote 
that in, also wrote in dialog referring to himself twice before that, pre- 
vious to his initial appearance. So when Tannen did show, he had firmly 
implanted himseP with the audience and usually got a larger entrance 
reception than the star. When Miss Bayes finally became convinced 
Tannen was a great writer for Tannen, the breach started that afterward 
developed into Equity arbitration. 



Wolpin's Bakery and Restaurant 

Inc. 1216 Broadway, has settled 

with its creditors on a basis of 25 

per cent. Its liabilities were $00,- 
35o. 1 — 

8ol Meyers, last season manager 
Of 'Social Follies' (American 
Wheel), has been appointed man- 
ager of the ?»r>Ty RlaltO, Alh-ntown. 
Mi Vhlch Ma* Spiegel is building 
in that city. The Allentown Strand 
Will se ;l t L'.KOO and will play a policy 
of pictures and concert similar to 
the Strand, New York. 

Virginia Fissinger will bo fea- 
tured when "Jim-Jam-Jems" takes 
to the road despite Blaine Arndt 
Will have the leading role. The fteW 
con:, any Is rehear* ing now and is 
Scheduled lo open Feb. 7. 



"Sally" Is held solely by Flo Ziegfeld. Jr., according to information. 
Ziegfeld is reported to have offered hlii partners, A. L. Krlanger and 
Charles Dillingham, an interest in his forthcoming production that would 
star Marilynn Miller, but Krlanger and Dillingham walked out on the pro- 
posal, leaving Ziegfeld with his best piece of property as his sole property. 
Being his sole property, "Sally" becomes Zlegfeld'a best through having 
not split over it. and it's the outstanding hit just now among the Broad' 
way attractions. 



Harry First, special 1 1 'present I - 
live of the stock brokerage lirm of 

J. c. Rablner & Co., will have charge 

Of Its branch office now located in 
the Bom SX building at 246 West 47th 
street. 



The Kddie Cantor show, "Midnight Bounders," now in Boston, keeps 
up Its amazing gait. It's Cantor's first starring engagement, and he is 
under a Shubert contract. Tl.e Shuherts made a separate agreement for 
the "Bound, rs' with Cantor. Ills three-year contract With them rails 
for Jijou weekly. For "iftiV Rounder a" tfiey pave him lfr*por ecu;, nf th< 
gross and 20 per cent, of the profits. As Cantor played to nearly $t0.0<>») 
In three weeks at Philadelphia, when the show first started out, that 
meant more afterward than It did before. 

Cantor gave Al Jolson a great race in Philadelphia, Jolson following 
Cantor in. While Jolson, With "Sinbad." went ahead of tho "Bounders'" 
highest gross ovei there, the Jolson show, "Sinbad," had the advanl 
of an extra holiday performance and an increased scale. 

Center will likely remain in Boston for eight weeks, anyway. He is 
doing around 525,000 Sleekly there. Hli show may not come on BrOii 
way before next season 




A peculiar ease of splitting up show money was in evidence recently 
in Baltimore, when three musical shows, all with reps, did less than 

$40,0«J0 on the week, With the b"8t grOSS. Of the three $14,000. 

The recent story in Variety about the r, baby scene" in th* "Follies" 

b^ing edited when the .-how opened in Chicago, and W. C. Fields repla< i 

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The reinstatement of Rose A Curtis to the K nth office booking floor did 
tot actually lOUir until Monday last, though published in Variety last 
sreek i:s having happened the previous Wednesday. It was that pjb'.ica- 
tlon that caused the postponement or whatever it was of the firm's return. 

Agents When ordered off tin- floor for matters pending investigation by 
the office are not supposed to talk about those matters, especially to 
newspaper men. When Rose A Curtis were suspended, Variety carried 
a detailed story, having the Impression so much detail coual only have 
t n ob tain ed from a membei of the suspended firm. 

Wednesday of last Week when Bos. &. Curtis were Informed they could 
return to th< Keith floor, they were told to drop in the Keith office Friday 
(Jan. 14) for the final confirmation. They were also advised to cea*»e 
•giving out Interviews." Thai Friday morning Variety carried the story 
of their reinstatement, with the supposition following Variety had secured 
the news from one of the firm, since the Keith office had not announced 

the reinstatement up to the time Variety went to press. 

As I matter of fact, neither Bose nor Curtis was concerned in either of 
the stories Variety printed about them in connection with their Keith 
office sin pension. They were reinstated when this was made clear to the 
K<lth people. Variety published its story last week by Inference, often 
happening about Variety's press time when it becomes too late for posi- 
tive confirmation. The Inference had been taken through certain under- 
groi nd channels by which news travels, and as these channels had proven 
correct In the p;ist, there was no reason to doubt them about the Hose & 
Curtis matter. 

When the matter of Bose & Curtis' delayed reinstatement spread among 
the agents, It gave them a scare over saying anything regarding news 
matters that they usually have knowledge of. The Keith office, though, 
had nothing against Bose & Curtis for legitimate news itojns; it was only 
its impression Bose & Curtis had spoken of their reinstatement before it 
actually took place. 

Up to now there la no rule in the Keith office against agents giving out 
news matters in connection with their acts, but it might be said Variety 
has heard the Keith office dislikes agents mentioning salaries when these 
items ar« given out. It may also be said an agent seldom gives the 
amount of salary to a Variety reporter. That is often .picked up else- 
where, and only as often published when the person Involved is of some 
general Importance, or the metier of salary is essential to the story. 



The "inside stuff" re big time and small time agents has been shroud d 
in darkness Up to now. There Is no question but there have been big 
time and small time agents "standing In" together, but Just when or how 
is never known. The blanket suspicion though falls on the lnnocenf is 
well as the guilty, so it behooves the big time agents to watch themselves 
In the handling of small time acts when transferring them to the big 
time. 

The customary way for the small time act, seeing an advancement to 
big time in prospect, is to go to his small time agent, tell him the facts, 
i«nd offer to continue the regular weekly commission if not interfered with 
in bia uig time quest. That gives the act two agents, small and nig time. 
The Increased salary expected on the big time is looked forward to as 
ample to cover the cost of the small time agent, although after a few 
weeks the act, then a big timer, frequently grows weary of paying two 
agents. It his been known where an, act has had to pay three agents in 
this way, for, excepting on the big time, an agent Is allowed to place au 
get under contract. 

The undisputed fact that a small lime act going on tho big time in- 
variably secures an increase of salary leaves the suspicion among the big 
time executives the agents "stand In" to force up the price. 

Off-side booking on the big lime dates back to the early day. of the 
agents booking with the Fox o?IU ". to fill in open time for acts, then deny- 
ing It when questioned. From that to the small time, placing acts there 
for hhlc-away weeks, and again to dealing with small time agents under 
an understanding, for the booking of turns, either way, was a simple 
matter. The agents were not fooling anyone, but they Just couldn't be 
definitely caught at It: that Is, the t»ig tune men couldn't AX j t on the 

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Friday, January 21, 1921 



EQUITY CHARGES 
OVER CHORUS GIRLS 



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Chorus Equity Actual Com- 
plainant to P. M. A. 

The Actors' Equity Association 
filed charges against the shuberts 
Thursday last we. k, Charging the 
linn with discrimination in viola- 
tion of the strike agreenn ml of Sept. 
6, 1910, and asked the I'rodu. in-4 
Managers' Association to expel the 
Shuberts from membership. The 
claims were presented to Sam II . 
Harris as president of the I*. M. A., 
and a detailed story was Riven out 
at the A. E. A. headquarters to im- 
porters from the daily newspapers 
called in by A. E. A. officials. 

The P. If. A. eallod a meeting 
Friday to consider the representa- 
tions, and a committee from the 
, A. E. A. was then asked to the 
managerial association's offices. A 
general denial was made by the 
Shuberts, and the matter was set 
over for final consideration until 
Thursday (yesterday). 

The charges of discrimination 
against the Shuberts relate to mem- 
ber* of the Chorus Equity Associa- 
tion and holds no charges by any 
member of the A. E. A. itself so far 
was brought out at the meeting. 

It was alleged riders were at- 
tached to the contracts given 
Chorus Equity members setting 
forth thrtt where there are over 
eight performances in any week the 
chorister is to receive |3 additional j 
instead of the usual one-eighth of 
n week's salary. Though there 
might be several extra performances 
there would be nothing paid over 
the extra $5. It was further al- 
leged that when choristers made 
complaint against the rider contract 
they were discharged, which gave 
basis for the claim of discrimina- 
tion. 

The closed -shop angle was men- 
tioned. Frorn one source it was 
stated the A. E. A. committee dis- 
claimed any intention of such an 
Ihmic to the charges against the 
Shuborts. Another manager present 
said the committee from the A. E. A. 
made no answer. One manager 
asked the A. E. A. eommitteee if the 
suggestion of expulsion of the Shu- 
b'rts was not an opening wedge for 
the "Equity Shop." 

When the A. E. A. committee was 
asked why the matter had been 
given to the newspapers before be- 
ing acted on by an arbitration board 
the answer was that it (A. E. A.) 
had been misquoted in other mat- 
ters and it was thought best to give 
the story out for protection. It was 
later conceded the A. E. A. was 
within its rights by not asking for 
arbitration of the matter prior to 
publicity because of the fact that 
th?re is no arbitration claurc the 
Chorus Equity agreement and the 
P. M. A. (a separate agreement from 
that of the A. E. A. and the P. M. 
A.). The reason the arbitration 
clause was not inserted in the 
Chorus Equity agreement was do* 
signed to eliminate waits by chor- 
isters on salary claims. 

The agreement between the P. M 
A. and the A. E. A. does not provide 
for the expulsion of any member of 
the latt<r association and likewise 
cm -rii S no provision for expulsion 
from the P. zvr A. The> agreements 
«. lis for disciplining any actor vio- 
lating the terms of the agreement 
and disciplinary measures would at- 
tain against a manager by the P. M. 
A., if found guilty of violating the 
terms. 

The Shuberts, In making denial 
of the allegations, promised to show 
their hooks in defense. A meeting 
of the Shuberts and an A. E. A. eom- 
inittro with representatives of the 
Chorus Equity was held early this 
Week. This Will precede the mcet- 
lllg between the A. E. A. and the 
P. M. A. on Thursday. 

Last week's meeting was of the 
arbitration committees representing 
the managers and the. A. E. A. The 
P. M. a. committee is Arthur Hop- 
kins, William Harris, Jr.. Arthur 
Hammersteln. A. il. Woods, Edgar 
Belwyn, Alfred B. Anions. 

The A. E. A. commit tee is John 
C. Emerson. Frank trillmore, l>oio- 
thy Bryant (executive secretary of 
the Chorus Equity). Paul Dulsetl 
and Paul Turner, the latter counsel 
for the A. E. A. 

The Equity Is reported to have 
some other matter in connection 
With the Shuberts that may or may 
not romp to liifht. following tin dis- 
posal of the Chorus Equity charges. 



DEARTH OF GOOD PLAYS WORST 
IN 35 YEARS. PRODUCERS SAY 

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This in Spite of 1921 Plans Shelved and Current Activities Curtailed — Eng- 
land Has Famine of Stage Material and Falls Back on Revival of Old 



Successes to Fill Need. 



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With the present theatrical year 
half gone, and plans for the cnauli % 
season being tabled, the producing 
managers of tha country report a 
play market more barren compara- 
tively, than it has been during its 
35 yearn of existence. 

Foreign conditions are even 
worse, England leading in the 
famine, as the presence on the 
current boards of London of no les3 
than eight revivals, some of hoary 
vintage, attests. The other con- 
tinental producing centres are al- 
most in total eclipse, save France, 
which is struggling bravely for 
emergence from its black war 
blight, but so far only lamely suc- 
ceeding. 

The managers' production sheets 
for next season do not, so far, tally 
up a round score of plays, and of 
these 75 per cent, are adaptations 
or of foreign make. The American 
producer says the native playmakor 
is laying down Cold, that London 
will give us very little material for 
several years, and the other coun- 
tries less. 

Among old friends In today's 
list of playbills in London are 
"Charley's Aunt," aged moro than 
a quarter of a century; 'The Pri- 
vate Secretary," another antique, 
and "A Midsummer Nights Dream," 
which goes back a little further. 
Revivals of more recent memory 
now playing there include "Fedora," 
"Peter Pan." "Milestones." "The 
Garden of Allah" and "The Great 
Lover." 

The resignation within the week 
from the Theatre Guild producing 
combination of Emanuel Keicher is 
due directly to the empty plav safes 
of the affiliation, "Hawthorne," with 
which the guild designed following 
Shaw's "Heartbreak House" at the 
Garrick being voted a cripple after 
a good close-up by the guild's 
board, and nothing good enough ap- 



PLAY IN FRIARS. 

Three-Act Piece st Frolic for Wil 
liem Wood. 



Jill. LION IS THE ONLY TlllNCi IN 

EVA TANGUAVS 



At I ill IT h'TAMK. 



For the first time in the history 
of the Friars a throe-act play will 
be given in the Monastery on the 
occasion of the first frolic of the 
season, dated Feb. 7. The frolic will 
be in honor of William Wood, man- 
ager of Keith's Hudson, Union Hill. 
.\. JFJJ a stock theatre. 

The piece is- called "Sh'ow .Mo, ' 
written by Bydney Toler, who first 
gave it the title of "Growing Pains." 
it was twice played by the stock 
company at the Hudson and is re- 
garded as having a chance for regu- 
lar production. Admission to the 
frolic will be free to club members. 
Guests will he charged $5 each. 

Sunday night next the Friars will 
t< n<h »• a beefsteak dinner ;w.o dance 
in the Monastery to Marilyn'n Mil- 
ler and Leon Errol, co-stars in "Sal- 
ly." Women Will be permit t« d to 
au« nd. 



NEW GAITES SHOW. 

"Take It from Me" Backers Behind 
Venture Slated for Spring. 



Joe Guiles is preparing a new 
musical show designed for opening 
in the spring. He will have the 
same backing supplied for the pro- 
din ing Of 'Take It from Me." 
Messrr. Ooctschius and Simmons. 
Wealthy steel men. of Pittsburgh, 
and a doctor of chemistry who re- 
sides at Great Neek, L. 1.. form the 
trio of Qaites ba< kers. 



CONTINENTAL •SUNDAYS." 

The Palais des Art Bureau has 
taken over the management of 
Lydia Lipkowska, a soprano; Pias- 
trO-Rortssoff, violinist, and a Jewish 
cantor. The bureau is a new or- 
ganization formed to promote "con- 
tinental'' Sunday concerts, described 
n musical recitals of the lighter 
kind and not operatic. 

The bureau is Incorporated), and 
his for its btikers Ivan Riiikoff. 

Qustav Nassauer, v. A. Deifn ky 

and Ji nnie Carp. 



pearing in plays submitted and 
, honeycombed. 

Managers are professing opti- 
mism and denying a famine proba- 
bility, but the facts remain, the 
playmaking field has never been in 
so anaemic a condition. 

Plays were piled high on nan- 
agers' desks in tho days of even 10 
years ago, the days of Clyde Fitch, 
when Fitch, William Gillette and 
Augustus Thomas were vying in 
this country with tho products 
abroad of James Barrie, Haddon 
Chambers, and Henry Arthur Jones. 
Prolific was the word in thosef hey- 
day years of the writers named, 
with "Too Much Johnson." *Mrs. 
Lefflngwells Boots," "The Truth," 
"Secret Service," "The Earl of 
Pawtucket," "Nathan Hale" and 
"Beau Brummel" coming from the 
native playmills with little interim. 
The plaint of the native play pro- 
ducer is that the newer crops of 
native playrights are lazy. They 
point to the fiash-in-the-pan ac- 
tivity of Eugene Walters, Willard 
Mack and Max Marcin, and th£ 
famine season" between, Walter 
being now in pictures. Mack back 
in vaudevKle and Marcin turned 
producer. The producing managers 
make the flat charge America has 
no longer a playwrighting guild in 
tho same sense other countries 
nave, ana refer to the iast ten 
years* list of plays produced In this 
country by American writers, lists 
that show only the sporadic reap- 
pearance of the same name, lists 
that offer no native parallel. 

The complaining managers aver 



FOKINE STAGING. 

May Go to Paris for Beretta — Has 
Dancing School. 



Fokine, of Fokine and Fokina, the 
ballet dancers, who is considered the 
brain behind the advanced Russian 
ballet school, may go abroad next 
summer to stage an entire produc- 
tion for Raphael Beretta to be pre- 
sented in Paris. 

The dancer is probably better 
known to the profession for having 
arranged the ballets in "Aphrodite" 
and "Mecca." Undertaking tho di- 
rection of an entire production is 
deviating somewhat from his usual 
procedure, which is that of hand- 
ling ensembles and ballet numbers. 

Recently Fokine opened a school 
of dancing on 72d street, .to which 
ho will Sppty most of his Hme, 
though that will not interfere with 
his eon certs. 

H. B. Marinelii is handling thl 
negotiations for his venture to Paris 
In the Interests of Beretta. 



KLAWS OPENING SHOW. 

Posoibility of "Ghost Between," as 
Attraction. 



John Milton is reported to be the 
logical man who will succeed Taylor 
Holmes in the leading role of "The 
GhoSt Between." Holmes |« de- 
clared to be definitely out of the 
cast. 

The piece seems certain for the 
Belmont when ready to" Open In 
New York, but there may be an ex- 
tension of time for postponing the 
initial performance if a possibility 
presents itself of being able to eom- 
bine both the opening of Mare 
K law's now the'.tre with that of the 
"Ghost." 



DILLINGHAM'S CORPORATION 

Albany, N. Y., Jan. 19. 
Charh a B. Dillingham is one of 
the directors of the Mason Opera 
House Corporation, just Incorpor- 
ated. Jules E. Mastbaum. of Phil- 
adelphia, and Joseph J. Bickcrtoa, 
Jr., a lawyer, of New York city, arc 

the otin r directors, 
The corporation will engage in 

the general amusement business 
The capital stock is $50,000, and 

the eompany begins business with 
$15,000. Of the r.oo -hares ,,f stock, 

par value $100, Dillingham holds 
ul\ Mastbaum ?, and Dickcrton 1. 



our playwrights attack the held as 
they might a stock gamble, as an 
avocation, not as a profession. 
Pinero und Galsworthy of the alien 
school, they accept as the nearest 
approach to the inspired cults that 
have made the art of playmaking 
an enduring museum. 

Summarizing their charges of na- 
tive apathy, the managers say pe- 
cuniary returns were never so 
attractive for the writers, and reel 
off records of royalties running in 
not a few instances to a half million 
dollars, with quarter million au- 
thors' tukes not uncommon, and 
authors' bits of a hundred thousand 
on a single play noticeable here 
and there, at the scale of 6 per 
cent, of all receipts to IVk and 10, 
"The Merry Widow" scaling a half 
million for the authors, "Madame 
Sherry" a quarter of a million; 
"Florodora." ditto; "The Sign of the 
Cross," a half million during 10 
years presentation, and "Buddies," 
a present day hit, already checking 
up more than a hundred thousand 
for its writers, besides "East is 
West" and other latter day suc- 
cesses. 

The writers confronted with the 
native managers' strictures plead 
guilty on all counts, but say the 
managers err when alleging the 
playmaking field is as profitable as 
ever. The authors' come-back 
Sticks accusing fingers St the 
wiped -out f.,000 small towns of the 
country good for royalties before 
the tiilums prairie-fired the afore- 
said hamlets, villages, towns and 
small cities, and specifically says 
the only real money for a pU\y- 
maker in this country nowadays is 
when he can get a real piece on 
Broadway and stick it there, and 
to support this contention they 
point to the more than half hun- 
dred plays produced at the outset 
of the present season that were in 
the storehouse by Xmas. 



SUNDAY BAN OFF 'LINCOLN.' 

Special Concession in Cleveland — 
Does $24,000 on Week. 



Cleveland, Jan. 19. 

Drink water's "Abraham Lincoln," 
Playing at the Euclid Ave. Opera 
house last week, gained the distinc- 
tion of being the first regular at- 
traction permitted to play here on 
the Sabbath. The Mayor, at the 
behest of prominent citizens, gave 
his consent for the performance. 

"Lincoln" played 12 performances 
here, including a Saturday morning 
show and the Sunday. It drew 
$3o,i:'i for the week at $2.50 top. 



Last week's "Lincoln" business in 
Cleveland established a new record 
for any William Harris, Jr.. attrac- 
tion. The biggest week's gross of 
any H. B. Harris attraction was 
$24,000, sained by tho "Lion and 
the .Mouse." 



REFUSE TO PAY $3 FOR 
SHOWS IN KANSAS CITY 



"Mary" and "Chu" Both Sup 
fer— Others Cut to $2. 



Kansas City, Jan. 10. 

Last week was a disappointment 
financially in theatrical circles. It 
was figured that "Mary." headed by 
Edna Morn. Guy Robertson and 
Lois Josephine, at the Grand would 
do big business, but tho show "failr'd 
to draw even fair sized audiences. 
One critic, after giving the attrac- 
tion, people and songs a very com- 
mendable write-up. closed with: 

"It Is a very acceptable $2 show 
— offered at $3 for the best seats." 

At the Shubeut "Chu Chin Chow.'' 
also asking $3 for the choice seats, 
failed to touch its last season'a rec- 
ord at the same prices. At the 
Wednesday matinee with the top 
price $2 the house was sold out. 

The situation has tho managers 
guessing, as they are at a loss to 
understand why these two attrac- 
tions should fall off so badly. The 
only plausible reason advanced is 
that the people here are tired of 
musical shows and will not pay $3.30 
for a ticket. 

Commencing Sunday the musical 
proposition continued, with th<- 
prices reduced at both houses. 
"Hello. Alexander." with Mclntyre 
and Heath, is at the Shubert at $2 
for the best, and the Grand has: cut 
the price to $1 ap the top price for 
the Georgia Minstrels, reserving 
both balconies for the colored 
patrons. 

Joseph B. Click, resident manager 
of the Shubert. announces prices at 
his house are down to stay and that 
there will be no more $3 scale. 

Click has advocated a reduction 
in prices for seme time and has 
proven the people will fill tho house, 
for a good attraction, at $2, but will 
not stand for more. 



SUES TO ENJOIN BAYES. 

Ackerman . A«ks Court to Ban 
"Femily Tree" Program. 



NEW LEAD FOR TROY STOCK 

Troy, N'. V., Jan. 19. 

Dorothy Beardsley, leading woman 
with the Mortimer Snow fctock Co.. 
closed Saturday. Her place was I 
taken this week by Maude Rich- . 
mond. a big stock favorite in Troy. | 
Miss Richmond has been in a vaude- J 
Villa sketch for some time. 

She was formerly with the Park 
Players at Utica. Mortimer Snow 
i* making a game fi^ht to stick, al- 
though he is far from well. Busi- 
ness is ncking up. "St. Elrro" is 
(he attraction this week. 



•CHU CHIN" A PULLER. 

Omaha, Jan. 19. 

Record business of the season at 
(he Brandels, Omaha's only legiti- 
mate house, was marked by "Chu 
Chljl Chow," which did $2S,f)00 in 
eight performances. 

The house record for a week is 
held by Prod Stone, who drew $32.- 
000 with t< n performances In "Jack 
'Lantern." stone played ten per- 
formanccs in the week by crowding 

In a third supper hour show on Sat- 
urday. 

"Chu Chin Chow" charged $:!..*.«) 
fop. Whll< Stone's top was $3. 



In addition to the attachment pro- 
ceedings brought by P. Dodd Acker- 
man against the Nora P.ayes show- 
in Pittsburgh, Ackerman has 
brought an action against Miss 
Baycs asking that the Supreme 
Court issue an order restraining her 
from circulating programs announc- 
ing the performance of her attrac- 
tion. "The Family Tree," at tho 
Lyric, containing the name of any 
scenic artists, builder or. producer 
except that of P. Dodd Ackerman 
Scenic Studios, Inc. 

Ackerman alleges in his complaint 
he made a contract with Nora Bayes 
whereby he agreed to build and de- 
sign the scenery for "The Family 
Tree" for $16,000; that he accom- 
plished this for the stipulated sum 
and she agreed to advertise the 
fact in programs. Instead of which, 
he says, the program links the name 
of John Brunton Studios with 
the Ackerman studios. Ackerman 
claims the Brunton Studios had no 
part in the building of the scenery 
and that Miss Bayes has no right 
to publish Brunton's name a. hav- 
ing made the scenery together with 
that of himself. 

Ackerman alleges Nora Bayes be- 
came slow in her payment to him 
and that by reason of it he attached 
her show in Pittsburgh, .'ind that 
she. to retaliate, has made n change 
in her program which he now seeks 
to enjoin. H. S. Hechheimer Is 
Ack«-i man's attorney, 

$17,000 FOR ^MEANEST MAN." 

George M. Cohan will leave the 
cast of "The Meanest Man in the 
World" Saturday, due to a combina- 
tion of an indisposition and pres- 
sure of production activity, lie will 
be succeeded in tho lead role by 
Otto Kruger. 

The piece played to Its biggest 
eight performance gross last week, 
froing within a few dollars of Ihe 
$17,000 mark. 






DITRICHSTELN'S SEASON ENDS, 

Boston, Jan. 19. 

Leo Ditrichsteln will close "The 
Purple jliask" at the Plymouth Feb. 
5, The star will return to N< w 
York to complete a new play de- 
signed for another player. 

He will be succeeded here b 
Nance O'Xoll in "The Passion 
Flower/' 1 



Quits Acting for Direction. 
Bud Murray, former juvenile Rl 
the Winter Garden, and husband oi 

Gladys Turner, has abandoned act- 
ing for stage direction as a niem- 
l"i Of the Win'' • fiiirih : ttaff. 






Friday, January 21, 1W1 



LEGITIMATE 



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DRAMATIC STOCKS AT EBB; 
FALL FROM 175 TO 75 NOW 



At the Peak of Permanent Organizations, Before 
Pictures, Hits Were Worth $500 a Week— Now 
Prices Are From $100 to $250. 



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Stock production has fallen off 25 
per cent, this year, with royaltiy 
rates cheaper than they have ever 
been. Seventy-five spots through- 
out the country represent the sum 
total of> places where playgoers, 
famishing for the stimulus of acted 
plays and rollicking musical pieces, 
may satisfy their cravings. Phila- 
delphia, Bridgeport, Chicago. Cleve- 
land, I>enver, Minneapolis, Montreal. 
Rochester. San Francisco, St. Louis; 
Salt Lake City and Boston are the 
only outside cities included in the 
stock activity. Yonkers, N. Y., and 
Union Hill. N. J., appear among the 
smaller places listed, and New York 
City itself, in the turn-ovc of the 
old 14th Street, is represented. 

At the peak of the stock policy, 
before the sudden advent of pic- 
tures, there were 175 stock com- 
panies, stationary or touring. The 
gross royalties paid play owners for 
producing rights at that time netted 
as high as $30,000 per week. Now 
the royalty figures don't gross half 
that, the weekly rental prices rang- 
ing from $100 up for the use per 
week of successes, to $150 to $250 
for big and extra big hits. In the 
old peak days prices of $500 for the 
use per week of a hit easy of pro- 
duction was not uncommon. Last 
season Manager James Carroll, of 
the Warburton, Yonkers, stock, of- 
fered Edward Hart, the Sanger & 
Jordan stock play manager $1,000 
for a week's use of "Turn to the 
Right," but the offer was refused. 



"GO EASY MABEL," FARCE. 

Picked for Mabel Normand; May 
Go to Florence Moore. 



"Go Easy Mabel," a new farce to 
be produced by A. H. Woods, may 
b^ assigned to Florence Moore, who 
is returning from the coast with 
"Breakfast in Bed." 

The piece was originally designed 
for the stage debut of Mabel Nor- 
mand, the picture star, supposed to 
have been signed by Woods last 
summer. It is now a question 
whether Miss Normnnd will try the 
speaking stage. 

Plans call for Miss Moore to try 
out in the piece in the spring, but 
it may be saved for Broadway until 
next fall. It was written by 
Charles George. 



J0LS0N REOPENING JAN. 31. 



Resumes Tour with "Sinbad' 
ing to Coast. 



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Palm Beach, Jan. 19. 

The tour of Al Jolson in "Sinbad" 
will resume Jan. 31, opening at 
Providence, R. I. Jolson is here 
taking a rest. The show temporar- 
ily closed after its Philadelphia en- 
gagement. 

Following a few Eastern, mostly 
return, dates. Jolson will start to- 
ward the Coast, reaching San Fran- 
cisco during April, and may not 
close his season before July. 



BARRYM0RE MAY RETURN 

Children with Star in Cincinnati. 

Cincinnati, Jan. 19. 

Still ill here, F.thcl Barrymore, re- 
moved from the Hotel Sinlon to 
Christ Hospital, may return to New- 
York. The atar'fl three children are 
with her. 

Immediate future dates, Including 
Cleveland for Miss Barrymore in 
"Declasse." have been eanceted. 



TWO COMING FROM LONDON. 

Alfred Sutro's "The Choice," now 
playing in London, with Gerald Du 
Maurier heading the cast, is to be 
seen here next season. 

The big South Bel love romance, 
"The Blue Lagoon." by Norman 
McCowan and Charlton Mann, will 
also be brought over, the Shubcrt:? 
producing it, both imports being 
effected by Walter Jordan. 



Oupm» <ii, Lsdy'f* Raaae \Vh« Hides the 
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FOUR MATINEE SHOWS 
DUE IN FEBRUARY 



Grace George Among Them. 
French Farce Another. 



Four matinee attractions are 
listed for February, all special pro- 
ductions. 

Grace George will offer "The 
New Morality" at the Playhouse 
three or four afternoons weekly. 
The piece was written by Harold 
Chapin, who was killed In the war 
and who wrote "Art and Oppor- 
tunity" and "The Marriage of Co- 
lumbine." 

"The Tyranny of Love," for which 
a house is not yet selected will have 
Georges Flateau and Cyril Keightly 
in the leads. Henry Barron will 
put it on. The "Love" play is a 
French farce. 

Houses have not been settled on 
for the showing of "Poe," a play 
written by B. Iden Payne, who wiil 
stage it, and Thomas Wood Ste- 
vens (the Selwyns have a play 
similarly titled, written by Samuel 
Shipman). The fourth special 
afternoon piece is a play taken 
from the Italian. 



CENTURY ROOF SHOW JAN. 27. 

The new Century Promenade 
midnight" revue is slated to debut 
next Thursday night, the roof pre- 
miere being arranged to follow that 
of "In the Night Watch." which will 
open in the Century downstairs 
Wednesday night. 

The cast of the new revue has 
Olga Cook, Jessica Brown, Ethel 
Davis, Lorraine and Walton, J. Har- 
old Murray, Tot Quakers. Rayfield 
and others. There is no new nine 
o'clock show planned for the Cen- 
tury roof at present. 

Preparations are being made to 
send the Centure Promenade Revue, 



LAY OFF IN HOLY WEEK 
GRANTED* BY EQUITY 

Council Makes Another Spe- 
cial Exception to Rule. 

Last week the Actors' Equity 
Association made further concession 
regarding lay-off rules for attrac- 
tions when it was determined to 
permit shows not to play Holy 
Week. Tho concession came with- 
out solicitation from the managers. 
It was in the form r of a .resolution 
which was. transmitted by the Pro- 
ducing Managers' Association to its 
members: , 

"Owing to theatrical conditions 
this season a lay-off during Holy 
Week be granted, presuming that a 
majority of Equity members of any 
company favor such a lay-off, but 
that any rehearsals during it id lay- 
off be counted as performances." 

The wording of the resolution is 
not clear, the word "presuming" not 
having been interpreted by the man- 
agers so far. 

Managers point out that Holy 
Week generally i. regarded as a sig- 
nal for the end of the season. It 
has occurred that where a " mpany 
insisted on playing Holy Week the 
attraction stopped, the demand 
automatically short ming the season. 
Where Holy Week was not played 
attractions have been able to con- 
tinue three or four weeks more or 
sometimes longer. 

This, of course, applies to attrac- 
tions not in the hit class and those 
in the midst of a run. Holy Week 
this season comes unus ally early, 
falli.ig March 27. Forced closings 
at that time wouid leave a time gap 
to the arrival of summer weather. 

It is the third time the A. E. A. 
has changed the strict lay-off pro- 
visions. Around the holidays it was 
announced attractions would be per- 
mitted to lay off the first four days 
Christmas week (Christmas fell on 
Saturday), and later extended the 
privilege" until February. 



MacGREGOR'S OPENING DATE 

Edgar MacGiegor would like to 
] open his "Dislocated Honeymoon" 
. by Feb. 22. To do so, Mr. Mac- 
I (liegor expects to almost imme- 
diately start rehearsals. 

Julian Alfred will do the staging. 

Alfred, with Robert Milton, is put- 

I ting on the Carle Carlcton piece, 

"Tangerine," written by Philip 

Bartholomew. 



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Presents 

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After a Knockout Victory Over Kinu Pneumonia In 

VAUDEVILLE 

>?ew Sonfl and Dialog 

This Week (Jan. 17), Cleveland Ohio— Next Week (Jan. 24), Buffalo, 
Toronto, Montreal, Providence, to Follow Then 
PALACE THEATRE, NEW YORK 

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N. Y. 



DRAMATISTS RESOLVE 
AGAINST CLOSED SHOP 



In Meeting Pass Resolution 

Protesting Against It. 

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In the Dramatists' Guild of the 
Authors League of America, Inc., 
meeting last week at which resolu- 
tions were adopted protesting 
against the proposed establishment 
of the "Equity Shop," was replete 
with many incidents. Both actor 
and manager had in the past at- 
tempted to restrict them in the gov- 
ernment of their own affairs, was 
the feeling. 

Chairman Owen Davis opened the 
meeting by emphasizing that the 
subject before the Guild that day 
was one of the greatest import t<y 
the dramatists. 

Directly after Mr. Davis had con- 
cluded reading his statement, Avery 
Hopwood requested it be accepted 
by the Guild as its principle. Louis 
Hirsch seconded it. Fanny Cannon 
thereupon objected to the adoption 
and John Emerson followed, moving 
that Mr. Hopwood's original motion 
he postponed until after the reading 
of the report of the Equity shop 
committee. After some discussion 
Emerson's motion was put to a vote 
and lost. Hopwood's motion wax 
put to a vote and paused. 

From the tenor of that vote taken 
it had the effect practically of mak- 
ing the meeting very partisan in 
spirit. 

Cosmo Hamilton acted as secre- 
tary In the absence of Jerome Kern, 
and read the report. 

Immediately with the conclusion 
of the reading another member of 
the "Emerson faction" jumped up 
and objected to the acceptance of 
the report. Following this Emerson 
again said there was no reason for 
not accepting the report, because it 
did not bind the" Guild to any ac- 
tion. It was a unanimous vote 
which carried the report. 

During the meeting Mr. UU*SCh 
asked Mr. Emerson how the Guild's 
committee had misstated "the 
facts." referring to the report. 
Davis called Ilirsch's attention to 
the fact that the question involved 
was not a question of •'misstate- 
ment" of facts. It was whether or 
not the committee had drawn a true 
judgment from the facts presented. 
Gene Buck also called the attention 
of those present to the fact that the 
real point at issue was whether the 
Equity shop if put in force would 
put too much power in the hands of 
the Equity council. The point was 
emphasized by one of the members 
that at the time of the strike Gill- 
more, Wilson and Turner had all 
said that the Equity did not desire 
a closed shop, and that the Equity 
had given a written statement to 
this effect to a committee of the 
Authors* League. It was pointed 
out that the main reason advanced 
at this meetitig why Equity wanted 
the Equity shop was in order to 
take care of stranded companies. 
Mr. Hirsch said that ho thought 
this could bo taken care of other 
than by the Equity shop. 

Letters in the course of the meet- 
ing were read from absent dramat- 
ists of eminence. 



The Frank Carter Memorial Fund, 
growing out of a plan conceived by 
the late Frank Carter, husband of 
Marilynn Miller, to support a club 
near Times square for disabled sol- 
diers and sailors, is making an ap- 
peal for funds to carry on tho 
worthy work. 

The plan has been partly carried 
out. A building has been selected 
at 230 West 60th street, close to the 
Polyclinic hospital where there are 
many "casualties," and where the 
disabled' men from the Brooklyn 
Naval Hospital may find recreation. 
It contains rest rooms, reading and 
billiard rooms and a cafeteria. The 
house has been open several weeks 
and has done a fine service to the 
20,000 disabled men estimated 
within .the metropolitan area. 

A sufficient sum is needed to in- 
sure its continued operation during 
the coming year and its sponsors 
are hoping to raise $6,000 for that 
purpose. 

A benefit will be given in Feb- 
ruary. 

Meanwhile contributors may send 
checks to Mabel H. Beardsley, 80 
West 40th street. New York, Checks 
or money orders should be made 
payable to Frank Carter Memorial 
Fund. 



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IRENE" GIRLS LET OUT.- 



Eva Puck and Gladys Miller Re- 
ceive Two Weeks' Salary. 



"HITCHY K00" KEEPS ON 

Playing Philly This Week, With 
Nine More Weeks Booked. 

' Hitvhj Koo" did not close at 
Newark, N. J. last Saturday, is 
Variety reported it would. 

The Raymond Hitchcock show 
opened Monday in Philadelphia, to 
remain three weeks, and is booked 
for seven weeks beyond that stand. 



Eva Fuck was declared out of 
"Irene" Saturday, without previous 
notice, but receiving two weeks' 
salary in lieu of that. Gladys Mil- 
ler, who played opposite Miss Puck, 
also linished at the same time. The 
King sisters replaced the former 
members Monday night. 

The cause of the girls leaving 
could not be ascertained.* It is said 
a member of the cast l.ad taken a 
violent dislike to one of the girls. 
Miss Puck and Miss Miller have 
been with "Irene" since its open- 
ing here and the play is in its 
second year here. 



REVIVING "ROMANCE." 



Shubcrts 



Reported Interested with 
Doris Kesne. 



"Romance" will be revived here 
with Doris Keane, final arrange- 
ments having been made this week 
The Shubcrts are interested in the 
revival, although the piece wag 
first put on by Charles Dillingham 
It is understood that Miss Keam 
controls the rights of the play. 

"Romance" is due to open out ol 
town early in February with four 
or five weeks on the road being 
played prior to Broadway. The 
Majcine Elliott, when the piece first 
shows here, is mentioned to get 
"Romance." Tho play ran several 
years in London, being a smash 
there as Compared to its run here. 



PRAISE DALE'S PLAY. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 19. 

Critics are unanimous in their 
praise of Alan Dale's "Nobody's 
Fool," which opened Monday at the 
Mason, starring May Robson. 

'•us Pitou is the producer, ft is 
in ovevy sense a New York produc- 
tion. 



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NEW ORLEANS PANS "MABEL 

Vow Orleans. Jan. 19. 

' 'l'p in Mabel's Room" is attract- 
ing little notice here this week, ex- 
cepting from the reviewers who 
gave it a beautiful panning. 

Report s.iys unless holiness 
picks up within the n*»xt few Week*, 
the Show will close. 



ERROL OUT AND IN. 

Leon Errol was forced out of 

Sally" at the New Amsterdam for 

three performances with a heavy 

cold and high temperature. Mr. 

KrroJ le/t t.'g^KUow Wednesday 

matinee and returned Friday night. 
Phil Ryley substituted for him 
Ryley plays the role of "Admiral 
Travels." 



STAR PLUM GUESSER. 

Boston* Jan. 19. 
Mi.«-s .1. Qunn, a member of the 
Henry Jewett Players at the Cop- 
ley, won $500 (cash) for rue~»In K 
the number of plums in a pudding. 



"The Meanest Man in the World" 
Would Stop st 

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LEGITIMATE 



Friday, January 21, 1021 






SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



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M Afgar," C» jural filth Week). 
Jumped up to over $19,000 last 
week, an increase of around $4,000 
over f ho previous week. Auto- 
mobile show visitors credited for 
brisker pace. 

"Bad Man," Comedy <20th week). 
Showing its class consistently 
with the pace St. ady round 
$12,000. I! use moderate In size, 

• \»ivh JiftuiY about oapaoitr. 

"Beggar's Opera," Greenwich (4th 
week). Not sure If this show will 
continue long. Doubtful whether 
American inanageme.it will try it 
in Canada, though English suc- 
cess of r vival makes chances 
there potentially good. 

"Broken Wing," 4Sth Htrcet (7th 
wtek). Climbed again last weeks 
with tlie gorss going over 110,- 
000. Looks good until the spring 
and may stay longer. 

"Cornered," Astor (7th week). Auto 
week may have figured in the 
upward jump in takings, which 
Wer* *i nearly $15,0W last Week. 
A good figure for this style of 
mystery drama. 

"Dear Me ' Republic (1st ween). 
Opened Mondoy night. Grace Ijl 
Uue and Hale Hamilton starred. 
Has a good chance. 

-Deb -" Belasco (5th week). 
Drawing uch atn on and is 
playing to capacity business. Oot 
$17,600 last week. Production 
costly; will take a season to re- 
cover outlay. , nft 

-Enter Madama," Pulton (23d 
week). Entire lower floor $3 last 
week because of ai..~> show, and 
extra matii.ee "VirSdoy took the 
gross to $17,500. While agency 
demand off Bllghtly, box office 
trade increased. Easy for balance 
of Reason. ,«.„ 

■Erminia," Park (3d week). While 
the second week's gross did not 
reach the figures hoped for, it 
went to around $20,000. which is 
big money for this house. 

"First Year," Little (14th week). 
Comedy smash which looks as 
gc 1 -or a two-season stay as in 
. first weeks. Another $12,000 
gross tacked away hurt week, with 
the demand still big. 

"Gold Diggers," Lyceum (GSth 
week). Climbed slightly last 
week, the takings going to $14,mo 
at $2.50. Consistently hitting ca- 
pacity pace. /o,,v, 

-Good Times," Hippodrome (24th 
week). Visitors drawn to the auto 
show aided in sending the tak- 
ings upward last week. Played to 
$64,000, with the night attend- 
anee h ' *ft up strongly. 

"Greenv ich Village Follies," Shu- 
be: (21st week). L.ike the others 
this revue picked up in pace last 
week. hen over $18,000 was 
drawn. Around $2,000 better than 
previous week. 

"Her Family Tree," Lyrk! (4th 
week). Management well saUS- 
fled h bu 'neas. Last week the 
box office drew $15,000. a jump of 
$500 over the second week. Cur- 
rent week figured the critical 

"Hor.vde ." Ca <20th week). 

Around $18,000 last week, the in- 
crease measuring up in the same 
proportion to other musical 
shows. ' ■ . 

-Irene," Vanderbilt (61st week). 
Capacity pace still attains with 
this musical wonder. Played to 
$15,700 last week, with standees 
still in e Idence. 

"Lsdies Night," Eltinge f 24th week). 
Strength ot this farce shown in 
seale increase. Takings around 
$14 000 rate it with the comedy 
successes. It was one of the sea- 
s * arrivals. 

■Lat'y Billy," Liberty (6th week). 
The Mitzi show is standing up 
strongly and getting better sup- 
port than first predicted, \\ith 
nearly $18,000 in last week it 
looks like a run will be made. 

-Little 0\-* New York." Plymouth 
(Oh wet .. With better than 
$11 000 last week, prediction that 
this comedy will n into spring 
hoc ns safe. 

'Lightnin'," M23d week) 

The run leader, though well in its 
third year, has inserted an extra 
matinee. At $2.50 nightly an d $1 
Saturday '"*♦« ^>t n4.142J0 
C naclty t for this wonderful 
box -office draw. 

4 Mary," Knickerbocker (14th week) 
With the uto show crowd in 
town, this hit went to $-1,000. 
st*n rates :1th the leaders. 

-•Mary ^o.e." i>un»- c.dh w--»./ 
Go? $13,200 last v. Ifwer 

floor business good. Matinees 
very big. In tota' the new Barrle 
x>lece oniy fairly ge U top. 

ps/»rM last ahout seven weeks 

-Meanest Man in the World" Hud- 
Z (15th week). Established a 
new record fur this show for eight 
performances last week^ with 
117 000 m. lacking a few dollars 
George M. Cohan out of cast 
Otto Kruger will succeed him 
Monday. , TT , 

-Mecca," Century UBth we. k). Had 
a good week With the auto show 
crow "aw Goes ^ 

B tirvt op'n' ' And • n >»v-Y l, i 
cago, Tuesday. "In the Kighl 
Watch- succeeds n< ' '"<" ,;,v 

*Miis ht 'Lulu Bett," Betmohf (4th 
Week). Jumped $1,100 last week 



over pace of previous week. List 

Saturday got $1,700 gross, as 

against $500 for New Year's Day 
(also a i.Ui -ay). Management 
predlctf sho.v retching on. 

"Prince and Pauper," Apollo (Uih 
week). Moved over from Booth 
'onday with run made Indefinite 
Arthur Hopkins announced Lionci 
Bmrrymore in "Macbeth'* for this 
house negi month. Faversham 
show may then move to Selwyn. 

"Passing Show of 1921," "Winter 
Garden (4lh week). One of the 
real hits on Broadway. Night 
business last week was capacity, 
bringing •<..♦•■ - r $30 000. 

"Rollo's Wild Oi Punch and Ju^y 
(9th week), Tliis little comedy is 
holding a steady demand, and 
for the siz.e of th. hou.se is play- 
ing to fine business. 

"Sally," New Amsterdam (6 th 
week). $35,000 claimed for this 
musical smash last week. No 
let up in demand, with all per- 
formances playing to standing 
room. Top of house going clean 
as well as the lower floors. Kates 
as the n - ' ' 1' 

"Skin Game," Bijou (14th week). 
Picked up last week, with around 
$8,500 drawn. Is an exception 
among English plays tried here 
this season. 

"Samson and Delilah," 39th Street 
(10th week). Management claim- 
ing this attraction will remain 
until spring. Pace last week held 
up to the $10,000 pace of former 
weeks. Gross is very good for this 
house. 

"8pani»h Love," alexias Elliott (24th 
week). Over $11,500 for last week. 
Had made a good run of it and 
should continue until Easter. 

"The Bat." Morosco (22d week) 
Clicking off to better than $18,000 
weekly, with the grosses going 
nearly a thousand better at times. 
Is the undisputed leader among 
the dramas. 

"The Green Goddess," Booth (1st 
week). A new melodrama, starring 
George Arllss. Produced by Wln- 
throp Ames. Opened Tuesday- 
night after three good weeks in 
Philadelphia. 

"The Tavern," Cohan (17th week). 
The steady advertising campaign 
out of town showed returns last 
WH'k. With the auto visitors here. 
Takings went to better than $13.- 
000. a Jump of $1,500 over previous 

week. 

"The Mirage," Times Square (17th 
week). Agency buy has aided, 
with takings fixed now at around 
$12,000. Management will keep it 
in until spring. 
"Thy Name Is Woman," Playhouse 
(10th week). This small-cast 
drama can earn a good profit at 
$7,500 weekly, which is about the 
pare. Four persons in company. 
"Tip Top * Globe <16th week). With 
the seale lifted to $4.40 nightly 
all of last week and the matinees 
at $3.30 this musical smash went 
to over $31 000 last week. Around 
$s\000 better than normal. In- 
crease in prices because of auto- 
mobile show. 
"Three Live Ghosts," Bayes (17th 
week). Pace big as in the fall. 
with $9,000 last week. 
"Tickle Me." Selwyn (23d week). 
Has about four weeks to go; will 
open the new A. H. Woods house 
in Chicago late next month or 
early March. Nearly $17 000 last 
week. 
"The Champion," Longacre (3d 
week). Boosted the pace of the 
premiere week, the second week 
showing marked jump In going 
over $13,000. Demand strong and 
run in sight. 
"Transplanting Jean," Cort (3d 
Week). Work of stars adds to 
chances. Went close to $11,000 
second week. 
"Wake Up. Jonathan!" Henry Miller 
(1st week). Mrs. Flake in a new 
play offered by Sam H. Harris, the 
third for that producer now on 
Broadway. Notices favorable, 
with the work of the star lauded. 
"Woman of Bronze," Frasee (20th 
Week). Hun of this drama Indefi- 
nite Business has held up to good 
figure for house. Over $10,006 
again last week. 
"Welcome Stranger," Cohan & Har- 
ris f!9th week). Rducing of scale 
to $2.">0 top claimed to have In- 
creased number of patrons drawn 
Gross at $15 f>00 last week tends 
to prove it. though actual money 
figure Increased only about $500 
"Way Down East," 44th 

weckl. 
"Over the Hill." Broadhurst (10th 
week). 



CHICAGO BUSINESS 
STILL GOING STRONG 

Colonial Grosses $40,500— 
Others Above $20,000 

Chicago, Jan. 19. 

Business (still hitting on all fours. 
Three theatres, Powers, Woods and 
Princess around $20,000, with the 
Oarrlck at $1,9,000 and the Colonial 
dotal 'h* hiph record butfinePK of 
$40,500. Estimate.*? for the week: 

"The Son.Dsughter" < Powers, 3d 

week). $i9,00Or with ■ heavy play 
on the lower floor. 

"Follies" (Colonial, 4th week). 
$40,500. A little grumbling on ac- 
count of the high prices, $4.95 lower 
floor, with the scalpers getting as 
high as $7.70, still doing capacity 
business, 

"The Hottentot" (Cohan's Grand. 
6th week). Making money at $14,- 
000. largely due to the star, William 
Collier, and the clever advertising 
campaign being waged. 

"8milin f Through'' (Cort. 13th 
week). $14,100, considered very 
good for length of run. 

"The Half- Moon" (Illinois, 2d 
week). A good matinee and up- 
stairs business, getting by with 
$15,000. 

"Way Down East" (Woods. 5th 
week). $18,900 at $1.50 top. Fig- 
ured sure fire for seven weeks 
more. 

"The Famous Mrs. Fair* (Black- 
stone, 3d week). C»ettlng the elite 
of the town. Another $15,000 show, 
with no Sunday performance. 

"Guest of Honor" (La Salle. 7th 
week). Holding its own at $10,000 
in small theatre. 

"Hit Honor Abe Potash" (Central 
6th week). $7,800. Giving way to 
• The Charm Jehool" Jan. 24. 

"The Bat" (Princess, 3d week). 
Spectacular hit, $20,400. James F 
Kerr In personal charge of the show, 
with Patterson McNutt doing the 
publicity. Show will easily last into 
the summer months. 

"As You Wars" (Studebaker, 2d 
week). Got across nicely with not 
$200 difference between its flrst 
and second week, $15,000. 

"Happy Go Lucky" (Pla> house. 
11th week). Shows no drop in at- 
tendance and looks like a neck- 
and-neck race for length of run 
with "Irene" and "The Bat." Has 
never gone below $10,000. and with 
special matinee has touched $14,000 
Absolute capacity is $13,600 with 
usual eight performances. This 
week $12,400. 

"Irena" (Garrick. 7th week). 
$29,000. Advanee sale tremendouH. 

"Macuahla" < Olympic. 1st week). 
Business for Olcott very light. Only 
one more week to go. with Fanchon 
and Man Revue "Satires of 1920" 
due to open Jan. 23. A great deal 
of interest is attached to this revue, 
as It is a western product, this be- 
ing its first Chicago showing after 
hanging up plenty of records on the 
road, now In its second year. 

LITTLE NEW IN BOSTON. 

But One New Show Listed to 
Come In. 



Boston. Jan. 19. 

Nothing doing for the 'first 
nighters" again ..his week, making 
the seconu week running when the 
town has been without a change of 
attraction at the legitimate houses. 

Some changes scheduled for the 
immediate future, with a new 
musical production, "The Lo.e 
Bird." due at tho Shubert; Ed. 
Wynn Carnival at Colonial; Hock's 
Revue, Wilbur; Warlbld in "Peter 
Grimm," Tremont. and Boston 
Opera house opened again for 
"Maid of the Mountains." 



NEWS OF THE DAILIES 



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Mrs. Marjorle Blossom, widow of 
Henry M. Blossom, author of 
"Checkers" and numerous other 
plays, was married Jan. 17 to B. C. 
Jones, New York banker, and was 
booked to sail Thursday for a 
honeymoon in Europe. 

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Denying a report "Cornered,'* with 
Madge Kennedy, would give way to 
a lilm at the Astor. Henry W. Sav- 
age issued ■ statement the play 
would be kept on until the end of 
the season. 



"The Haunted Hou.se" received 
its try-out at the Orpheum, Harris- 
burg, Pa., Jan. 17. "Cognac," an- 
other new one, will be put on at 
Greenwich, Conn., Jan. 21. 



Absorption of the Albany Argus 
by the Knickerbocker Prsss leaves 
Albany, N. Y., with one morning 
newspaper. W. C. Haskell, who 
conducted a column on the Argus 
besides acting as publicity director 
for the Proctor Interests In Albany, 
will devote all his time to the latter. 



English amateur boxers, repre- 
senting the Army. Navy and Police, 
defeated American representatives 
of these forces in a special show 
at the Hotel Commodore. The 
Britons took every event. Hugh 
Brown, light-heavy chnmp.of King 
George's army, knocking out Ben 
Davis. Indian champion of the Sev- 
enth Division, U. S. A. 



Among her first acts as boss of 
the Chicago Opera. Mary Garden 
appointed herself censor of public- 
ity. She held conferences during 
the week with Charles L. Wagner, 
former manager of herself. (Jalli- 
Curci and John MeCormaok. It Is 
reported he may be her executive 
assistant, but this may he b'.ock^d 
by Galli-Curcl. who sued Wagner 
for $230,000. Ben Atwell and Her- 
bert Johnson, former executive di- 
rector, are among others mentioned 
as possible appointees to assist Miss 
Garden. 



J. Bernard Dyllyn, who died Dec. 
26. left $2,000 to be divided among 
Eddie Foy's children, and also made 
bequests to the Actors' Fund. Elks 
Bodges in New York and San Fran- 
cisco, and several Catholic institu- 
tions. 



Pat Kyne, manage, of Reisen- 
weber's. arrested with three waiters 
this week on the charge of selling 
liquor to a detective, is going to 
make a test case of it. alleging the 
arrest was made because he defied 
Police Commissioner Enright's 1 
o'clock closing order. He denies 
liquor is sold at lUiscnweber's. 
Tuesday Kyne was discharged, but 
a waiter was held. 



He returned to his home at llud- 
lyme. 



"Easy to Get" is announced for 
production next season by Ma* 
Marcin. It hi a dramatisation "by*' 
Marcln and Frederick S. Isham of 
a novel written by the latter. 



On January II, anniversary of her 
divorce from Marquis Luigi Curci. 
Mme. Galll-Curci became tho wifo 
of Homer Samu s her accompanist 
and son of a wealthy Minneapolis 
family. The wedding took place in 
the hitter's ' ome. 



<>od Broun, dramatic critic 
of the N. Y. Tribune, will lecture 
under the auspices of the New York 
Drama League, Jan. 23. on "The 
Critic i.ntf His Relation to the Craft 
of the Theatre." 



Kverhard Beverwljk, a blind piano 
virtuoso from Holland, will maHo 
his American debut at a concert M 
the Hotel Astor Jan. 23. 



Owen Johnson, author of ' Tims 
Salamander" ami son of tho V. S. 
Ambassador to Italy, |g engaged to 
marry a New *" >Hk girl. It . be 
b : s four.'., rnatrtaon ii venture, ins 
second wife having been Mme. Co-, 
bina, an opera singer. She divorced 
him in Be no 11*17. 



President Wilson has decided to. 
let the people set? he L* recovering . 
his health by attending a theatre, 
and a Washington manager has al- 
ready made special provision for 
him, erecting a ramp or runway to 
tho Presidential box on the mez- 
zanine floor to save the President 
the we; of (limbing two flights of 
stairs. 



A benefit for the Jewish Hospital* 
Association was given at the Hip- 
podrome. New York, with Cantor 
Josef Rosenblatt as the feature, as- 
sisted by the Cantors Association of 
America and the Bohemian Trio. 



Cecil Beady, 26. an actress and 
lyceum reader of Syracuse, was 
married Jan. 3 5 to George M. Qys« 
ter. a millionaire, 72 year old. who 
Immediately made her his heir ana 
settled on her $1,000 a week, Tn« y 
are honeymooning at Miami, whither 
they traveled on a special train. 



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A marble bust of Jenny Bind, 
made in Rome in 1848. was placed 
in the New York Aquarium (old 
Castle Garden). Jan. 17. where the 
singer made her debut in America. 



MACK DRAWING BUSINESS. 

The stock engagement of Andrew 
Mack at the Hth Btreel theatre 
broke the house record Tor receipts 
under the present management last 
week, Mack's nVst there. li<- plays 
"The Road to Kennare." 

This week Mack Is starring in 
"Jack Shannon" and next week 
'Molly Dear' will bo presented. 

The theatre management has In- 
formed Harry A. Shea. Macks rep- 
resentative, if he can secure a can- 
cellation of Mack's vaudeville dates, 
they will hold Mack at the 14th 
Street for four weeks longer. 



"FLAMING CROSS" CASE 

The cast of the company formed 
to play "The Flaming Cross" came 
up for consideration before the 
council of the Aetcrs' Equity As- 
sociation Tuesday. The show was 
presented in Baltimore the week 
before Christmas at the Colonial. 
lasting no longer. The troupe was 
brought back to New York by 
Henry James, a newcomer in the 
i-i 'do* '.!!■. 0< kl 

ShJari' * for MYo W'eefc •>•> e*i <• mi- 
paid, so the claim ot ih>: n members 
in the company were f«jr two weeks. 
Prior to the show having New- 
York, James is reported having put 
up a bond guaranteeing the salaries 
and transportation. 

It Is reported the A. E. A. council 
stated it \\;is not acquainted with 
the facts, "he bond provided by 
.latin 8 is said 10 stipulate a pay- 
r i i *- r , t of sniii. thing like $f>o monthly! 
The a. R. A. agreed to pay salaries 
Wednesday and refund to it.<< if b> 
collecting the monthly amount pro* 
vided for by the bond. 

"The Flaming Cross" w.»s written 
by a man narned Parkcs. It is based 
on a modern revival flf the Kin Klux 
Klan 



"It was so easy I wondered why 
I had spent 20 years on the farm." 
said Mrs. Cleopatra McGory llurtz- 
man In confessing she had been the 
leader in 50 Chicago hold-ups. The 
young woman, who formerly was a 
dancer in the "Days of '49" carnival 
show, told how she flirted and then 
lured her victims to rooms where 
her husband and a gang of strong 
arms would rob them. 



Albert Coates. English director, 
who recently conducted three con- 
certs of the New York Symphony, 
has been selected a* associate con- 
ductor to Walter Pamrosch. He 
will be here for ten weeks of the 
1921-22 season. 



Three girls, whom the police ac- 
cused of doing a "supershimmy" in 
a Greenwich Village cafe entertain- 
ment, were arrested with the woman 
manager of tho place. 



Cborge F. Hlnton. business man- 
ager of the Globe, recently decorat- 
ed by the government of France, 
has been made a lieutenant-colonel 
in the N. Y. National Guard. 



Lionel Barrymore is to open at 
the Apollo Feb. 17. in "Macbeth." 
with Julia Arthur, who played the 
role opposite his father. Appearing 

as 'Xarly Macbeth." , 

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"The Aviator' and "The Shrap- 
nel." two futurist dances, wore in- 
troduced in Paris recently. Tiny 
seem to be impossible, except as 
stage numbers, but their creator of- 
fers (hem as sul>MtV{t)t#>M for the fox 
trot and shimmy. In "The Aviator" 
for Instance, the uirl wears cauze 

wi»us starts by lying t;o<- down- 
ward on a carpet and then leaps 
Up Into the air. It Is n<»t stated 
where her partner comes Into the 
dance. 



A lone robber entered the tn us- 
urer's office of the Corned v. where 
"The Bad Man" is playing, and de- 
manded the theatre's cash. Ida 
Edgecomb. the girl treasurer, re- 
fused, and he knocked her out with 
his cane. He got away with ahout 
$100. 

The theatre district traffic regu- 
lations recently put in operation In 
New York will no 4 , be In effect Sun- 
day night. » 



Bee Palmer, served with a writ 
of attachment in Chicago as the re- 
sult of a suit filed against her by 
Max Hart for "3.000, denied -he 
owed him the money. Her ward- 
robe and scenery were attached. 



Tt has been discovered that (hiille- 
Lavlgne, ah old-time dancer, who 
was the star attraction for year- at 
the Faris opera house some pear* 
•ago, has been so reduced in circum- 
stances he now per" " • newspapers 
outside the theatre Where he once 
wrc- .i sensational draw. 

As a preliminary to organising a 

society for the foundation of a Chil- 
dren's Theatre in New York, a Spe- 
cial performance of "A Warner's 

Tale" will be given :(t the Little 

theatre in February, under the aus- 
pices of the New York Kindergarten 
Association, 



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l iopkins' 

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road production ot "Th 



"The Rose Olrl. M hook and l\ri.«-- 
by William Caiy Duncan and music 
by Anselm Qoetsl. had its tryout in 

Atlantic c,t\ Thursday. 

Jacob Rett- * ml, st.ir of 'Samson 
:md ' '• ■'!! ah ."' .if th. 39th Street w ; ll 



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Mississippi the Huprerm Court 
i'ide»l i hi a muh- whl< h ig- 
f in'"! warning :w\*s '.ried 
lo stop the im ii Willi its forehead 
was guilty of suicide, in Kentucky, 
"Old King." Its most 
hound, wuf s< 
the Fin,. Grass state 
guilty of sheep killing. 



famous fox- 
rile from 
when found 



Albert Ferry, playing in "Heart- 
break House" ai the Oarrlck, was 
run down by an automobile if i-d 
and Rroadway Tuesday night I 



injured so s. \ erely 
a hospital. 



he was '...!.« U 10 



Foreign Show Reviews 

Will Be Found on Page 26 



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Rev. John Btraton Roa< h, >• vv 

York F.iptist minister, who has 
gained not. rlety through hi i M 

on theatres, dancing, caban ' 

things : n general, has a fuht on Ins 
hands in his own church. He is • ' 
to oppose thfl re-election of thrfS 

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Friday, January 21, 1921 



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LEGITIMATE 




IS 



NEW "CINDERELLA" PANTOMIME 
THRIVES AT COVENT GARDEN 



Forced From Drury Lane by "Garden of Allah's" 
Success, It Is a Triumph — Other Magnificent 
Spectacles and Shows in London. 



London, Jan. 2. 
Forced to abandon the production 
Of London's leading pantomime at 
the Drury Lane owing to the ca- 
pacity businc3s of Kti ..iih' 
••The Garden of Allah," Arthur Col- 
lins decided on the bold step of re- 
viving last year's "Cinder lla" at 
the great opera house across the 
wav. 

Whether or not this breaking 
away from tradition will be a finan- 
cial success ** *• ' «■ ween, 
but there is no doubt as to the 
show's artistic triumph. 

Revival is not exactly the proper 
term for the ; 'ction. Every - 

thing is fresh except the story. 
That only belongs: to 191!*- 20. and 
the wholo is as brilliant a spectacle 
as the producer has yet staged 

The oi<i fairy story is more or fees 

riK*uly adhered to the music 

by James (.Hover (no Drury Lane 
f ' dw wol. ■» the same without 
him in the chair) is as tuneful and 
uniformly good as ever. The hook, 
of course, greatly topical, shows 
that while presenting a brilliantly 
dressed and staged spectacle those 
responsible for the show have not 
forgotten that pantomime is looked 
upon by thousands upon 'thousands, 
young and old, as primarily con- 
structed for laughing purpose.". 
This is an important fact too often 
forgotten by pantomime producers. 

Marie Blanch ^'"'in appet . as 
• the handsome Prince, and the air of 
fr:. grant romance fits her like a 
glove. Kathlyn Hilliard, who plays 
Cinderella this year in place of 
Florence Smithson, presents just the 
picture in our ( minds from child- 
hood. Br sings w«H nr.^ her play- 
ing is delightfully fresh ami nat- 
ural. 

Among the comedians Beth Eg- 
bert makes much out of the heavy- 
iv ght Haroncss, whib* his, brother 
Albert keeps the pot boiling as an 
+, altogether useless, except for laugh- 
ing purposes, an unhandy handy 
man. These two clever comedians 
never allow a dull moment while 
they are on the stage. Lily Bong 
is a tower of strength and eccen- 
tricity. Mabel Green Is a melodious 
and graceful Dandini. 
• Other memoirs of the strong sup- 
porting company are Arthur Con- 
quest. Harry Claff, the Pender 
Troupe, Fred Ginnett and company 
and the Drury Lane girls. The old- 
fashioned harlequinade is played by 
the veteran clown, Whimsical Wal- 
ker, and a clever company of mimes. 
The scenery is as perfect as scen- 
ery can be and the transformation 
and mechanical devices better than 
crer. 



"Babes in the Wood"— Lyceum. 

The Lyceum pantomime has built 
* reputation for being among the 
beat and brightest in London, the 
Melville Brothers never forgetting 
Jthat pantomime is a show for chil- 
dren of all ages, nor have the many 
tegular patrons of the house any- 
thing to complain of this year. 
Walter and Frederick Melville have 
done their work as thoroughly as 
ever, and tho result is an all-round 
first -class show chockful of melody 
and wholesome fun. 

"The Babes In th^ Wood" gives 
great latitude for beautiful and 
gorgeous staging and the scenery is 
as good as anything in the metrop- 
olis. Chief among tho many fine 
Sets are "Tho Dream of Fairyland," 
"The Magic Pool,"' "The Home of 
the Butterflies" and a magnificent 
palace set. There is also a Strik- 
ing t bleau, "Hie Gol n C aides*." 

Ballet has received much atten- 
tion, with M. Wanla as the prin- 
cipal dancer, supported by Lottie 
Stone's Troupe and the Lyceum 
Grand Ballet. The book by Louis 
Andrews is excellent, but deviates 
little from other versions of the 
"Babes." It of course incorporates 
tho legend of that merry footpad, 
Kobin Hood and His Merrie Men; to 
say nothing of Sweet Maid Marian. 




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The production is cma of beauty and 
ir tonsihlc mirth. 

Among the funsters are Cicely 
Maxwell and Kathlyn Dixon, de- 
lightfully natural as the Babes; 
Lily Edwards, a strapping Kobin 
Hood, who makes much of "Hwanee" 
and "L'il ol' London." Nan Stuart 
1 graceful as Maid Marian and 
sings well, her c . ^ 

wards, "Everybody Loves a Luver," 
bringing down the house. She also 
scores with "Bubbles," sung with 
the Babes. 

The fearsome Robbers lose none 
of their laughter-getting powers in 
tho hands of George Jackley an3 
(Jus Sharland. Frank Bertram is 
excellent as the Dame. Billy Dan- 
vers 4s a host in himself as the 
Baron's son, Mu..naduke. Fred 
Morgan gets every ounce out of the 
wicked Baron, and th? rest of a 
clever cast, not forgetting a young 
and pretty chorus, work hard to 
make aueceaa certain. The perform- 
ance finishes with a harlequinade in 
which Jimmy Comerford appears as 
the Clown. 

The musical sido is freatly 
strengthened by a clever glee party 
appearing as the Merrie Men. 

'The Babes in the Wood" will be 
seen twice daily, and there is every 
tease \ to believe thhs production 
will rival any other Melville offer- 
ing in public popularity. 

"Aladdin," Hippodrome. 

With a host of authors, compos- 
ers, dancing masters, and other ex- 
perts toiling iu the making of the 
Hippodrome's great pantomime, 
Londoners had every right to look 
forward and to expect something 
out of tho^ ordinary in Xmas fare- 
were not Aladdjn's lamps burning 
outside the theatre days before the 
show opened? — and the production 
proved at once that they had got 
all and more than they had" expected. 

James W. Tate ("That") the com- 
poser of much of the music; Gus 
Solkha. responsible for the staging; 
Julian Wylie. tho producer; Laurie 
Wylie and Maxwell Stewart, the au- 
thors of the book and Clifford Har- 
ris, Valentine and Donovan Parsons, 
composers of the lyrics, all went out 
on the job whole heartedly and the 
result is a great success. The au- 
thors have stuck closely to the 
legend of "Aladdin." but with a 
more cartful regard to continuity 
in plot than we are accustomed to 
In Christmas shows. 

The Hippodrome's "Aladdin" is 
genuine pantomime and not a cam- 
ouflaged vaudeville show or revue. 
A novelty is introduced by way of 
prolog when tho Clown appears 
with his time honored "Hero we arc 
again," and from then we pass 
through a series of scenes gorgeous 
in their beauty or "rib tickling" in 
their humor. 

Tho Chinese note Is naturally of 
primary importance in such a fine 
production, even the curtain is re- 
placed by .lacquered doors which 
slide away to disclose each scene. 
Among tho best of the scenes arc 
the Magicians Cave, the Courtyard 
of the Palace, tho Cave, the Garden 
of Jewels, the City of Pekin. a par- 
ticularly fine scene; the Great Wall, 
and the Laundry — this last is a 
great stage-managerial effort with 
its hundreds of bubbles rising from 
many tubs. 

Chief in the long cast are Lupluo 
Lane as Pekoe and Nellie Wallace 
as the Widow Twankey and the fun 
never flags while they are on the 
stage while special mention must 
be made of Lane's remarkable "trap 
work," an art which appears to be 
rapidly dying out. Their biff joint 
effort is "The Big Kiss." which, ac- 
companied by an, eccentric dance, 
gets the house. 

Stanley Turnbill is a dignified 
Emperor, or as dignified as panto- 
mime exigencies will allow him to 
be. and Wallace Lupino makes 
much out of the Chief -of -Staff. 

Lisle Prince, the 17 -year old 
principal boy, proved that for once 
press agents need not necessarily 
belong to the High Order of Ana- 
niaa. while Phyllis D^tro Is excellent 
-•»s The T*rinc»ss. Tlieir duete are 
delightfully rendered but it is a pitv 
Miss Due is so much bigger and 
obviously older than her ulim "hoy" 

lover. 

The Hippodrome is in for a big 
success which will iu no way be 
hindered by tho Xmas surprise 
sprung on the audience by a benev- 
olent management. This took the 
form of the astounding discovery 
jthat, after many years of weary 
,\ tiling alcoholic drinks m m.tnv 
colors and of divers lengths and 
strength could be procured at the 
bars. This miracle bad been one i 
ly wroughi by 1 he management for- 
saking the London County Council's 
vai.'ii< rille housa license for* the 
more humane theatre oi ••: the 
Loul Chamberlain 



"Robinson Crusoe,* King's, Ham- 
mersmith. 

Always a popular story around 
which to hang a Christmas enter- 
tainment, J. B. Mulholland has 
chosen the pantomimieal version of 
de Foe's romance for his ninth sea- 
sonable production at the Kings. 
Although much extraneous matter 
ia Introduced the author of the book 
never loses* sight of his main story 
and It is easily followed from the 
departure of the doughty mariner 
from Hull, through ship -wreck and 
adventure on the desert isle, until 
the final scene is reached and the 
curtain falls after some hours' 
wholesome fun, good music, and 
dancing. An innovation is in tho 
shape of a prologue in which Dan- 
iel de Foe sings of hla ancient story 
and offer*? it for acceptance to the 
audience. The scenery is excellent, 
among tho best of the sets being 
Port of Hull and the Jungle. 

Breaking away from pantomime 
tradition. a break -away which 
wont find favor in the eyes of every 
one, Crusoe is played by a man 
Robery I^ayton, instead of the 
shapely lady we have been accus- 
tomed, but the part is well played, 
a thing which cannot always b<« 
said of its feminine delineators some 
of whom have to rely mainly upon 
their "shapeliness" to get the goods 
over. Mr. Lay ton is also the de Foe 
of the prologue. Elsie May is the 
Polly and as she appears in "tights" 
during a good part of the show, 
while disguised as a sailor, those 
who miss the curves and rounds in 
the principal boy will doubtless be 
somewhat appeased. She is excel- 
lent and possesses a good voice 
which is heard to great advantage 
in among other numbers, "Swanee." 
(Laddie Cliff has much to answer 
for this year.) Tattoo Hall is a 
humorous dame, while Ernie Pres- 
ton makes much out of the villain- 
ous pirate. Will Atkins. All the 
other principles are up to the high 
standard set in the casting of a 
"King's Own" pantomime. The in- 
cidental music is good and there 
are more vocal numbers than usual. 

"Dick WhiUington." Kennington. 

Of the half-dozen stories, som» 
supposed to be founded on fact, that 
provide the nucleus for most Xmas 
shows, none is more papular than 
the story of the 'prentice boy who. 
running away from false accusation 
and a harsh master, rested on High- 
gato Hill and there heard the mes- 
sage of the bells, "Turn, turn again, 
WhiUington. thrice Lord Mayor of 
London." 

This present production by George 
Shurley has nothing to fear from 
comparison with Its predecessors. 
Tho whole show is excellent and 
perfectly balanced. Naturally 

enough tho Highgate Hill scene 
takes an important place in the 
scenic arrangements and the artists 
have turned out a rarely beautiful 
work, in which golden corn stands 
in stacked sheaves from which 
crimson poppies emerge for the 
purpose of ballet. The Tunglewood 
Lano Is another effective piece of 
work. Ouida MacDcrmott is an ex- 
cellent "Dick" and Dainty l>oris the 
Alice FitxWarren. These two clever 
artistes show to great advantage 
not only in individual solo.) but in 
their duets. Jack Gallagher proves 
himself a comedian off the beaten 
track. Dick Tubb is an excellent 
and punctuous Dame, if somewhal 
conventional, and Harry Buss is 
well "in the skin" of Alderman 
FitzWarren. The Cat, to the kiddies 
"the" thing of the show, has a clev- 
er exponent in Stanley Lauri. Spe- 
cialty dances are provided by Anna 
Brady and partner, while the Lang- 
ham Quartet aro heard to great 
advantage. 



"The Forty Thieves" — 8urray. 

After Drury Lane we are apt to 
look upon the old Royal Surrey the- 
atre as being more Intimately con- 
nected with pantomime, than any 
other London theatre. The old 
South Side house has seen the best 
that the famous Conquest family 
could put out, and has been the 
cradle of many a pantomlmist and 
comedian since famous, and we hope 
that Harry Burns with his "real Old 
Surrey Pantomime" will open up a 
new era of prosperity for the house 
whoso career has been sadly 
chequered for many years. The 
show is of tho good old-fashioned 
style, and a packed house greeted 
the opening performance as Vocifer- 
ously as ever, and sang the choruses 
of the different numbers as ljstdy 
as it did of yore. This version ol 
the "Forty Th: jvcs" is played »n 
nine scene*! the principal ones being 
the Market Place, the Mountain 
(.Jorge, Ali Baba's Bureau, an excel- 
lent topical scene iu which the "New 
Rich" are handkd as mercilessly 
by the comedians as ever Surrey 
villain was by a howling galleiy. 
and t tie g«a.»d terrace. 

it is inevifsctile that I'KWanee'* and 
"Bubbles'' should take a prominent 
position in the mi'sical side of the 
program, one being sung by Kaic 
and Rosle Walter*! the other by 
Dorothea Temple (a dashing Abdul- 
lah). Dan Whitley proves bimaelf 
an experienced and excellent come- 
dian as llassarac, and Selig and 
Hart are ihe Comic policemen of tho 
Bagdad force. The rest of the cast 
is excellent and th< ' Forty Thieves' 
as shapely as • ver. The pantomime 
is crammed full oi popular musical 
numbers, and thero is little doubt 
but that this 'old Surrey panto- 
mime" should draw big audiences 
not only from the South Side but 
from across th* bridges. 

It 1st a? good as anything that can 



AUTO SHOW VISITORS BOOST 
BOX OFFICE RETURNS FOR WEEK 



Musical Attractions Draw Best Play, but Dramas 
Benefit — 'Tip Top/ 9 at Increase, Grosses Over 
$30,000— Hits Now Called "Hot House Grapes. 



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The automobile' ahow, bringing 
200,000 extra visitors into New 
York, sent the Broadway box offices 

upward last week. Hotels reported 
being forced to accommodate guests 
on cots. Theatre attendance did 
not reflect so brisk a trade as such 
conditions would indicate, but the 
grosses in the non -musical houses 
were boosted from $1,000 to $3,000, 
with the musical shows jumping 
from $2,000 to $4,000 with several 
successes winning higher Increases. 
"Tip Top." at the Globe, one of 
the few attractions to lift its scale 
for the motor crowd, Jumped its 
normal capacity gross about $6 fc 000. 
getting over $30,000. tho nightly 
scale being topped at $4.40 and the 
matinees at $3.30. "Sally." at the 
New Amsterdam, however, easily 
held Its lead as the top money get- 
ter with around $35,000 in. "The 
Passing Show of 1921" at the Win- 
ter Garden, pulled capacity night 
business and stands close to the 
musical leaders. "The Meanest 
Man in the World," at the Hudson, 
established new figures for the run, 
getting within a few dollars of 
$17,000. George If. Cohan with- 
draws from tho cast Saturday and 
the pace of the piece after then will 
be watched with Interest. "Enter 
Madame," at tho Fulton, went to 
$17,500, the show proving its 
strength at e box office and the 
agencies, though the call there has 
been slightly off. 

Thero are half a dozen attrac- 
tions having tho call in the agen- 
cies who dub these shows "hot 
house grapes," an apt phrase indi- 
cating the extra premiums charged. 
The brokers have a logical excuse 
for the excess rates at that, saying 
that if they sold tickets for the 
"grape" shows at 60 cents advance 
they could never get lid of ticket* 
for the others. 

The demand leaders ore "Sally" 
and "Tip Top" among tl^o musicals, 
with tho honors at this time going 
to the former. "The Bat" at the 
Morosco leads the dramas, playing 
to standing room and getting well 
over $18,500 week after week. "The 
First Year" at the Little and "The 
Bad Man" at the Comedy are the 
comedy leaders in demand. ' both 
shows doing around $12,000 and 
limited only to the sire of the 
houses. 

Three new attractions arrived this 
week and all are regarded as hav- 
ing a chance, holding tip the good 
percentage of new arrivals slne»« the 
first of the year. Mrs. Fisko in 
"Wake Up Jonathan" was brought 
to the Henry Miller by Sam 11. Har- 
ris, it making his fourth attraction 
on Broadway (the others are "The 
Champion," which looks like a hit 
at the Eongacre, with over $13,000 
in last week; "Welcome Stranger," 
which still llgures in tho money at 
the Cohan & Harris, and "Bittlo Old 
New York," Which is making a run 
of it at tho Plymouth). John 
Golden finally landed in New York 
with "Bear Me" at the Republic, it 
stretching his string to three (others 
are "Eightnin 1 ," the run leader, at 
the Gaiety, and "The First Year." 
a comedy smash at the Little). 
Winthrop Ames returned as a pro- 



ducer, offering George Arliss ia 
"The Green Goddess" at the Booth, 
To this week's premieres is to be 
added a revival for high -brows with 
the Bramhall Players offering Oscar 
Wildo's "Tho Importance of Being 
Earnest." The critics were not in 
accord as to the merits of the Flake 
piece, but Broadway touts "Jona- 
than" as very fine and likes "Dear 
Mc" for a run. The Arliss piece la 
a melodrama slated to pull real 
business. 

Next weeks' openings are three in 
number to date with interest cen- 
tered in the Shubcrt production of 
Morton's "In the Night Watch/* 
which bows in at the Century next 
Wednesday night, the way being 
made by the withdrawal of "Mecca" 
to Chicago. "Cognac," also a Shu- 
bert offering, will relight the Prin- 
cess, left dark with the sudden 
withdrawal of "Pagans." The Cen- 
tury Promenade will become active 
with a new midnight revue on the 
evening following the "Night 
Watch" premiere downstairs. 

"Beggar's Opera," the English 
revival importation of Arthur Hop- 
kins, never has gotten a start at 
tho Greenwich Village. Late last 
week the piece showed some signs of 
life and will be kept in for another 
week at least but it must show 
something In order to remain. "Miss 
Lulu Bett," with its last act fixed 
up made a vigorous stand last week. 
It drew $1,100 over the rather weak 
pace of the previous week with the 
Saturday trade three times better 
than that of New Year's day (also 
a Saturday). 

"Deburnu" at the Belasco, la 
playing to capacity. The produc- 
tion is so costly that it is claimed 
a season at big business will hardly 
cam tho expenditure. "Mary Rose," 
at tho Empire, has slipped down, 
with a little over $13,000 In last 
week. Tho Barrie pioco can hardly 
last much longer than mid-March. 

All three of this woek's openings 
got Into the agency buy list. They 
are "Watte Up Jonathan" (Miller); 

Dear Mo" (Republic): and "The 
Green Goddess" (Booth); though 
the latter does not tako a regular 
'hoy" ufitil next week. Others on 
the list are "Duburau" (Belasco); 
"Tho Bad Man'' (Comedy); "Mary 
Eoso" (Empire); "Broken Wing" 
UHh Street); "Woman of Bronze" 
'(Frassec); "Enter Madame" (Ful- 
ton); "Tip Top" (Globe); 'Mean- 
est Man in the World" (Hudson); 
"Mary" (Knickerbocker); "Bady 
Lilly" (Liberty); "First Year" 
(Utile); "The Champion" (Bong- 
acre); "Her Family Tree" (Eyrie), 
(final week of buy); "The Bat" 
(Morosco); "Sally" (New Amster- 
dam); "Erminie" (Park); "Green- 
wich Follies" (Shubert), "Samson 

and Delilah" (30th street); "Pass- 
ing Show" ( vinter Qarden), 

The cut rates are offering "Tho 
Prince and The Pauper" (Apollo); 

"Cornered" (Astor); "Mecca" (Cen- 
tury); "Transplanting Jean" 
(Cort); "Her Family Tree" (Lyric); 
"Three Bivc Ghosts" (Bayes); "Thy 
Namo Is Woman" (Phyhouae); 
Tattle Old Now York" (Plymouth); 
"Tickle Mo" (Selwyn); "The Mir- 
age" (Times Square). 



be seen, and' tho plutocrats In tho 
orchestra stalls need no longer fear 
thnt thev will be hit by democratic- 
ally hurled bottles from the gallery 
and meant for the musical director. 



•Teddy Tail"— Duke of York's. 

This addition to the Christmas 
shows, provided primarily for chil- 
dren, might be looked upon by the 
uncDArttable as another ingenious 
advert isn.K* "•■ tur.t" of "tho rreaiesi 
paper in the worid with the greatest 
circulation, etc.," for it la founded 
on a series of pictures accompanied 
hy verse which have long held a 
"star" position in "The Children's 
Corner" of the organ. 

The play is o work of Charles 
Folkard and suffers from do great 
brilliance. Iris Hoey appears as the 
"Penny Prlncesa," and Cecil Wood* 
lugs as T<sldy Tail. Among Othct 
insects and characters Introduced 

;<rc N'oili, Dr. Beetle, King Bawdlist, 
Mr. Si trccrow. Miss Jigsaw, Que n 
Catapult, Baby Babbits, a cow, are! 
a dragon. The music by Richard 
Norton is excellent. 

This entertainment, a sort of the- 
atrical kindergarten, will doubtle* 



be seen and enjoyed by thousands 
of Children during the holidays. 

Other Pantomimes. 
"Dick WhiUington," at the Ele- 
phant and Castle; "Cinderella." 
Wimbledon; "Aladdin." Borough 
Stratford; "Aladdin." Royal Artil- 
lery, Woolwich; "Slnbad the Sailor," 
Woolwich Hippodrome; "Jack and 
Jill." Grand Croydon; "Babea in the 
Wood," Croydon Empire: "Roblnnon 
Crusoe," Klnsbury Park Empire; 
"Aladdin," Olympla, Shoreditch, 
"Babes in the Wood," Tottenham 
Palace; "Dick WhiUington." East 
Game Palace; "Humpty Dumpty." 
Walthamstow Palace; "Tho Forty 
Thieves." Range Empire; "Aladdin," 
Imperial. 



Christmas revivals. 
Itcvivals aro as popular as ever 
and include "Peter Ran," St. James; 
"Charter's; Aunt," Princess (twice. 




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dally); "The Private Jwretary.' 
Aldwyeh; "The Shepherdess Witi - 
out a Heart,*' Garrfck (matin- 
only); "Where the Rainbow Bnds," 
Apollo (matinees only); "When 

Knights Were BoW," I>uk- ol York's 
(matinees only): " ly Old Dutch/' 
llolborn Kmpire fmatlnocs only); 
M Home of ti»'' Faliics." M< tropolitan 
(ma tin < ' ■< « ml > > : "Alice In Wonder- 
i.irnl," Victoria Palace (matinees 
only). 

Other Shows Now Running. 
"The Naughty Princess." AdeTphi; 
"Johnny Jones," Alhambra; "The 
yvhite-Headed Boy, H Ambassadors; 
"French Itfiavc,* ApoilO J "The 
charm School," Comedy; "A llld- 
Hiimmcr Night's Dream." Court; 
"Ixnrd Richard in the Pant.y." Cri- 
terion; "A Southern Maid." Daly's; 
"The Garden of Allah," Drury Lane; 
"Irene," Empire; Old English Nativ- 
ity Flaws. Everyman. Hampstead: 
"The Shop Girl." Gaiety; "Brown 
Sugar," Garriek; "Fedora," Globe; 
"The Beggar's Optra," Lyric. Ham- 
mersmith; "Mary Rose." Haymar- 
ket; "Chu Chin Chow." His Majes- 
ty's; "The Wandering Jew," New; 
Swedish Ballet, Palace; "London. 
Faris and New York," ravllion; 
"The Romantic Age." Playhouse; 
"The Blue Lagoon." Frtnce of 
Wales; "It's All Wrong." Queens; 
"Milestones" fa revival), the Roy- 
alty; "At the Villa Hose" (a re- 
vival). Strand; "The Skin Game. 
St. Martin's; "Faddy the Next Best 
Thing," Savov; "The Great Lover." 
Shaft sbury; "Jumble Sale." Vaude- 
vi::.; "A Night Out," "Vinter Gar- 
den; "The Prude's Fall," Wynd- 
hain's; "Knight of the Burning 
Pestle," Rtngeway; Grand Guignol, 
Little. 



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BROADWAY REVIEWS 



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WAKE UP JONATHAN. 



JuoaUun ituk> 
Marlon Blake., 



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Closed. 

One 7*"est EJnd theatre Is closed. 
The Scala, well — because probably 
m body has the pluck to ;.mpt for- 
inne there, although it was an- 
nounced that Arthur Gibbons and 
Andrew Melville would present the 
Ktage versi. n of "Tarzan of the 
Apes" there as a Christmas attrac- 
»ion. Thev evidently thought better 
of it. 

Vaudeville. 

Fine programs are the order of 
the day at the Coliseum, the Pallad- 
ium and the llolborn Empire — the 
three surviving West End music 
halls. Maskelyne and Devant have 
a new set of mysteries, and such 
out -lying vaudeville houses as are 
not playing pantomime havo good 
average programs to offer their pa- 
trans, Gore. 



Hel#n 

Junior 

Pfgry 

('hippy 
Bernard 



Blake.. 

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tx»1n Baitl.tt 

4*+. . . .Nudi.i Uar> 

. .iMnaid Cameron 

... . . Kl»mltiff \Y>rd 

Howard Lang 

.Freddie Cloodraw 



will be no question of the financial 
success. Rut will they? Let us 
see. Jolo. 



IT'S ALL WRONG. 



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London. Jan. 10 

A "musical complaint" in twelve 
■cenee. Book and lyrics by Elsie 
Janis. Music by Herman Flnck. 
Elsie Janis and others. Queen's 
theatre, London, Dee. IS. 

Always a warm favorite with 
London audiences, Elsie Janis has 
chosen a particularly happy me- 
dium for her return to the metrop- 
olis. "It's All Wrong," originally 
calleld "a revuesi-comedy" and now 
described as a "musical complaint," 
is excellent entertainment and was 
received with undoubted cordiality 
on its production, the actress -man- 
ageress-author-composer receiving 
an enthusiastic welcome. 

The piec^ Is an excellent mixture 
of comedy and melody and is in the 
nature of a topical revue, but un- 
like most such shows it is coherent 
and its scenes have a continuity 
uhich does much to cover up the 
s> lightness of the story. 

Tiie twelve scenes are all excel- 
lent, especially noticeable being the 
Forest of Gloom, a railway station, 
honeymoon cottage (here it is that 
tiie lovers quarrel and part), a 
Parisian street, French arrd Eng- 
lish restaurant semes, a Spanish 
scene and a nursery scene. There is 
aNo an excellent ballet in which 
tie- Palace girls keep up the tra- 
ditions of their prodeessors. Toward 
the close of the performance Elsie 
.lanis gives clever impersonations 
of Alice Delysia, Ethel Levey, Vlo- 
let Lorraine and Nelson Keys. 

An exceedingly clever company 
supports the st.ir. Stanley Lupino 
is at his best as King Discontent 
nod many other characters, getting 
hune with a punch.- Jullen Thayer 
proves himself the possessor of a 
lino voice and excels in a scene 
which i troduces popular revue and 
musica'. comedy favorites. In this 
scene Elsie Janis appears once 
more es Peggy O'Hara, the part 
she played when she marie her 
London debut at the i'alaco in 1014. 

Arthur Margetson In the hero who 
I Searches for happiness, acquitting 
'Manse if admirably in all ho docs. 
JsaSn Power, a clever revue actor. 
Who has been away from the West 
End too long, appears as a fear- 
some Bolshevist and also in sev- 
eral other characters, in all of 
which he is excellent, no matter 
whether the parts be "straight" or 
comedy. Guy Grahams rpea**m« 
ism) is another tower of strength, 
berg exceptionally good as an 
English s«»!dier adrift in Paris. The 
principal women. Lillian Coles 
i Jealousy). Yvonne Oermaine, Rita 
Molr and Cariito Ackroyd, are all 
responsible for good work and the 
smaller parts are in capable hands. 

In fact, tho playing throughout 
m much better tha- we are accus- 
tomed to in this class of produc- 
tion. The ' male, by Herman 



"Wake Up Jonathan" is one of 
those entertainments you go to see. 
are highly amused throughout, 
laugh hilariously a goodly portion 
of the time, and the next day when 
a friend asks you whether it is a 
good show you are apt to shrug 
your shoulders ion-commit tally. It 
is a rather familiar tale, unfolded 
through the medium of clever epi- 
gramatic dialog and enacted by an 
excellent east of players, who suc- 
ceed in extracting the full value of 
all the speeches entrusted to their 
mouths. 

The comedy is preceded by a 
fable enacted by marionettes, which 
serves as an allegorical prolog. The 
scene of the prolog represents a 
pre -historic cave at which arc 
seated a poet and a lady of those 
days. Along comes an aboriginal 
cave-man. He performs prodigious 
feats of strength inspired by amor- 
ous purpose, wallops the poet over 
the head and drags the lady off to 
his cave. In the second sceno of 
the prolog the cave-man goes hunt- 
ing in the jungle and returns to 
find the poet again singing love 
ditties to the woman. 

This is supposed to be a pre- 
historic counterpart of the modern 
captain of industry, who is so ob- 
sessed with the making of money 
that he has small time to devote to 
his wife and family. In the play 
itself Mrs. Flske Is the wife, who 
has not seen her husband for 10 
years. Charles Dalton is the hus- 
band, who has been rushing over 
all continents conquering the world. 
At the opening of the piece he has 
wired his wife that he is returning 
on Christmas Eve. By tho merest 
coincidence the house is visited by 
her former admirer, who ha 9 re- 
turned from the World's War. The 
children mistake him for their own 
father, and the complications that 
ensue when the father actually re- 
turns are ludicrous is) she extreme. 

It is in many respects an ideal 
comedy role for Mrs. Fiske. It calls 
for her to utter a series of alter- 
nately witty and sarcastic remarks, 
which .re led up to by some inimi- 
table feeding on the part of Charles 
Dalton. Mrs. Fiske looks younger 
and more attractiVw than she has 
at any time in the past 10 years. 
She has lost none of her delicate 
art in projecting the highest type 
of drawing-room comedy. 

Charles Dalton has the role of 
the husband who returns after hav- 
ing amassed $100,000,000 and with 
the lirni conviction hia money will 
buy anything, only to find in the 
end that his money will not win 
him tho love and respect of his 
wife and children, while the friend 
of the wife, a poet, a financial fail- 
ure, Is loved by the children, and 
whose company is preferred to that 
of the aggressive father, who has 
done little to inspire affection. 

Howard Lang is the old friend 
who plays the direct antithesis to 
the overbearing husband, and is 
equally effective as a foil to the 
ponderous Dalton. There are a 
number of children, who acquit 
themselves just a little better than 
we are wont to see, and as a result 
aid materially to contribute toward 
a smooth comedy performance with 
much of tho mechanics properly 
concealed. 

There are such risible- inciting 
remarks as "Mother, what Is a 
press agent?" To which Mrs. Flske 
replies: "A little animal that 
squirts ink when you press it in 
the right place." At the' end of the 
second act at the Henry Miller 
Monday evening it looked reason- 
ably certain that "Wake Up Jona- 
than" would score a metropolitan 
hit. But by the time the third net 
was completed ;he betting had 
shifted slightly and there was some 
doubt. This was <* ;e principally to 
the unnecessary prolongation of the 
third act, which might have been 
condensed without Injuring the 
logical conclusion of the tale. 

The piece Is by Hatcher Hughes 
nnd Elmer L. Rico, and Is under the 
management of Sam H. Harris. The 
ne t few days will decide the fate 
of the resentation. If the first 
audience will be honest enough to 
admit they laughed throughout and 
enjoyed themselves to the full, there 



DEAR ME. 

Wilbur Of I* v!« J. K. HuU'hinsoo 

Herbert LawtOQ Ueorge N. Price 

1 Jackson iScorjjo Hpclvin 

Gordon rwk Mart B. Heleey 

.'oaftrxh. Jiennjinl ,..,..,, Itobcrt Fischfr 

Mrs. Curni-y I'urmiia Crurtoc 

April Blair Grace lA Hue 

Anthony Turner James O. Morton 

KMgar Cruigr Half Hamilton 

Shelly Wiiiaiil Max Prick 

Manny Bean .....Robert Lowe 

Clarssee T. Kortama 

Dudley Quail Baker Moore 

Maid Kula Ouy 

A Pianist Win. Conway 



It is just a trifle more tfcu.0 a 
year ago (Jan. 1) that John L. 
Golden debutted "Dear Me" at At- 
lantic City. Bookings along Broad- 
way were tight and the sfyow landed 
ut the C" , Chicago, roistering a 
good run. There Grace La Ru d 
Hale Hamilton, the co-stars of the 
piece, were wed. The show laid off 
for the summer, but resiir*- the 

fall, playing middle western terrl- 
tor>\ logical' jwing up the 

Chicago run. Business in the west 
was consistently good und it is but 
recently Golden found a New York 
anchor, with the house shortage 
eased down. 

It is the third show to have kept 
away from Broadway last season. 
"The Guest of Honor" was one. It 
stood up but fairly here. But "The 
Wo. an of Bronze." which was held 
out, came in and Is making a real 
run of it. 

"Dear Me" shapes up as having 
equally as good a chance. L. the 
interval of the long road appear- 
anees Wine-hell Smith ' 1 a 

tidy bit of llxing. Comedy points 
were hazy at the shore show- 
are now polished and sure 
Just prior to opening here It 
planned to call the show "Me " 
a book of that nan. was dis- 
and the original title re- 



Finek, Elsie Janis and their fellow 
composers, is above the average, 
while the scenery, by H. C. Mc- 
Cleery and Urucc Smith, is all thai 
could be desired. 

At curtain fall alls* Janis was 
compelled to make a speech in re- 
ply to an ovation and many calls, 
during which she .nsi ted on bring- 
ing on her mother to shaiS tho til- 
umph in her capacity as "the pro- 
ducer of the producer." I 

"It's All Wrong" is one of the 
el nest, cleverest and brightest 
shows in town, and should draw big 
houses to the Queetj'- for many 
months. QftrC. 



that 

ing 

tire. 

was 

but 

covered 

mained. 

"Dear Me" takes its title from the 
letters written by April, slavey in 
a peculiar institution, to herself, 
always signing them "Yourself" 
and always employing a postscript. 
T'.ie 1 lace i* tho Arnos Prentice 
home for artistic and literary iail- 
ures. The founder's son had "one 
abroad to study art or something 
and disappeared and the father, be- 
lieving the son to have dc..^ away 
with himself because he was a fail- 
ure, founded the home. At the cur- 
tain ttr^re Is a collection of likable 
A K.'s at the dinner table, waited 
ui>on '>y April, a lass who worked 
there because she felt she owed it 
to the home for the care it had 
taken of her father. Wh "Mred" 
by the caustic Mrs. Carney, the ma- 
t - April felt that she had 'aeon 
freed and released realize her 

ambition to become a prima donna. 

Along with her goes Joseph Ren- 
ard, a Polish violinist, who suffered 
an accident on the eve of his bow 
to the American concert stage 
(therefore eligible to the Iwme for 
failures), and Kdgar Blair, a new- 
comer to the home. Edgar Is a 
younger man than the rest. He is 
really the lost son of Prentice anl 
he had come to the home as a 
failure at playwright ins; that h« 
might know the people in It, but 
really to ai<* thenr. 

Joe, April arid Edgar form a trin- 
ity and the scene of their studio 
takes in the second act. Edgar has 
taken one of the failures, a man 
who build a little theatre and tried 
high-brow plays, and made a man- 
ager of him. Secretly this man- 
ager has produced a musical play, 
all with Edgar's backing, and April 
is engaged as the prima donna. 
Joe nnd the others are In on the 
identity of the young man; In fact. 
j everyone is but April. She changes 

I with success, but at the last she 
discovers that she loves Edgar — a 
failure, so she thinks. 

"Dear Me" is amusing, novel in 
situations and excellently acted, 
with burden of the playing In a few 
hands. So far as the plot is con- 
cerned it is transparent, but being 
a comedy and not a drama that is 
no count against it. 

The surprise of the premiere at 
the Republic Monday night was the 
work of Grace I*iitue. Miss LaRue 
for the first time has been assigned 
a straight part, and ,°he gets away 
with it with honor. There is a bit 
of pantomime in the last act which 
the new star enacts with the skill 
of a real artist. She ' looks the 
slavey and acts it, clearing the 
table at the home In a manner so 
true to life lhat it isn't appetizing. 
Tho progression of the play gives 
Miss LaRue the more chance to 
rear clothes, and she can wear >in 
A'so she has several tbit are gems, 
with two peaehy and colorful fiockh 
'-wards the (lose. 

There is logical room for songs 
and here Sgaln Miss La Hue stands 
up. Mr. Golden is ci edited with 
the melodies of the five nui .' I 
rendered and Miss LaRue the lyrics. 
The fust was "Rosebud at Dawn"; 
tb<7> "Loves in My Heart." "Foy " 
tbi lyrin of a New Zealand gome, 
was a novelty "Who'll Buy My 



Flowers" came late, but "Dear Me" 
hi id the prettiest melody. 

Miss LaRue has run the gamut 
of nearly the whole field of the 
theatre. She has known the bur- 
lesque stage, became a head liner in 
vaudeville from a small beginning, 
developed herself as a prima donna, 
featured revues and now is In 
straight comedy. It will not be 
too much to expect that be Tore she 
kisses her lips to the footlights si» • 
wll have taken fling at diamit- 
les. And she is a better than even 
bet to mike good at it. 

M-\ Hamilton is a cheery Edgar 
though without the ehances given 
Miss La Hue. Perhaps his foiling 
is ais much an aid to licv April as 
anything else. With a one-sided 
conversation he drew the plaudits 
in the .seeond act and that looked 
t be about his best. 

The honors of the evening went 
three ways. The characterization 
of Robert Fischer as Joe Renard 
was faithful and never failing and 
the conception of a composer 
seemed true as a cameo. His ex- 
planation that he was the "soul of 
reasonableness, but I am a musi- 
cian," was a prise bit of humorous 
truth. Tho types in the home, who, 
by the way, all get on their feet 
and break up the home, were amus- 
ing, with J. K. Hutchinson as a 
llustering old codger having an 
edge. The cast includes one 
"George Spelvin." just as did all 
the plays in which Winchell Smith 
had a band. That monicker Is a 
phoney, one that Smith thinks an 
omen of good luck. 

"Dear Me" was written by John 
Luther, formerly on the staff of the 
New York "Herald," and Hale Ham- 
ilton. It has an excellent <• -nee 
because it is different and divert- 
ing. / bee. 



GREEN GODDESS 

The Hnja of Jtukh George Arliff* 

Watkins, Lis vnWu Ivan F. Simpson 

Major Antony Crespin Herbert WaririK 

I-ueilla. his wife Olive Wymlham 

Dr llaail Trailer ne OHI Keishtb-y 

bieut. PeniB Otrdew Herbert Ransum 

The High Trlont !>avld A. Leonard 

The Templn lTieat Ronald CoIuikb 

An Ayah litl.u N well 

If you can imagine a fusivn into 
one play of many elements from 
Belasco's "The Darling of the Gods" 
and Kipling's two stories, "Kim" and 
"On the City Wall," you have a gen- 
eral idea of "The Green Goddess," 
written by William Archer, British 
writer on dramatic art, and produced 
by Winthrop Ames at the Booth 
Tuesday night. George Arliss plays 
the principal part, as the native 
ruler of a remote state lost among 
tho peaks of the Himalaya moun- 
tains, educated into a surface cynic 
and materialist at Cambridge, but 
under the skin the Oriental religious 
fanatic 

To Arliss goes half or more of the 
credit for what promises to be one 
of the season's notable artistic suc- 
cesses, for his interpretation of this 
curious sinister autocrat contributes 
a major portion of the ensemble. 
His subtle art made a mere pic- 
turesque melodrama Into an evening 
of unalloyed delight at the theatre. 
His maturer command of stage ex- 
pression puts his new creation e en 
higher than his famous Mit r • ^r of 
War in "The Darling of the Gods." 

From all angles the production is 
In happy accord, for Winthrop Ames 
has mounted the piece exquisitely. 
Some of his stage settings are 
dramatic creations in the sense of 
making in tho background a picture 
that expresses in atmosphere the 
spirit of the story. The mounting 
approaches the work of T ■ seo in 
this particular. In addition a splen- 
did cast surrounded th. star. The 
mere reading of the names of Cyril 
Kelghtley, Olive Wyndham and 
Herbert Waring, together in one 
company tells the story. Ivan F. 
Simpson played a cockney valet In 
the employ of the Oriental potentate 
with the finest shading of high com- 
edy. 

While the piece Is a straightaway, 
unblushing melodrama, even to the 
exto of murdering the Raja's wire- 
less operator and sending out a call 
for help to the nearest British post 
in India, a climax In the arrival of 
the British bombing planes to rescue 
the captives, it has many touches of 
deft humor, done . *im ity'e 

that compels an American to sus- 
pect that Mr. Archer got his in- 
spiration from Kipling. 

The playwright gotn across many 
toucheH of dainty satire on bis fel- 
low Englishmen, but still manages 
to glorify the Union Jack. So evi- 
dent is this that one could almost 
swear that It was Mr. Ames' com- 
pelling hand that prevented the dis- 
pla of the British flan when the 
rescuing Kngllwh aviator appears to 
save the captive woman and her 
suitor. 

Major Crispin and his wife want 
to reach their children in a d.«t~nt 
British station and Dr. Traherne 
undertakes to get them there by 
aeroplane. In crossing tho peaks 
they come to earth in the it iritories 
of the Raja of Rukh. It turns out 
that this native ruler in an Oxonian, 
a person of super-exouisite tastes 
and mind on Mie surface, but a 
subtle, cruel Oriental und. t the ?=kin. 
He welcomes the stranded trio with 
perfect hospitality, for his three 
brothers have just been condemned 
to death for murder by tho I*'ngllsh 
across the border In India, and he 
plots vengeance. 

He has learned the news from bis 
secret wireless, and be proposes that 



the British, whom he bates for their 
oppression in Asia, shall give a head 
for a head. The three* British sub- 
jects are made captives in the royal 
palace and learn that they will die 
at sunset next day, when the Rnja'f 
three brothers are to be executed. 
The major discovers that there is 4 
wireless in the palace, and by klU« 
lng the cockney valet, gets to it. He 
is shown sending out the message 
for help, when the Raja discovers 
him and shoots him as he sits a the 
sending key. The Major dies, de- 
claring that his message did not get 
through. 

This makes the traditional third 
act climax, leaving another act of 
suspense. Dr. Traherne and the 
Major's wife, who are in iovo Willi 
each other, are dragged to the temple 
late in the afternoon. Their execu- 
tion is set at tho moment yonder 
beam of light fades away. 'The Raja 
is to be master of ceremonies. Bit- 
ting before the .leity of tho temple, 
"the Green Goddess," the Raja pro- 
poses that if the major's wife will 
submit to him he will free the man 
she loves. The doctor seizes him 
by the throat, and in consequence 
is dragged off for torture. 

Alone with the woman the poten- 
tate renews his offers for safet;- on 
the price specified terms, and she 
consents as weird murmurings come 
from the torture chamber — recollec- 
tion of "The Darling of the Cods" 
thrusts itself upon the auditor at 
this point. But the suspense Is short, 
for the machine gun fire and tho 
entrance of a British aviator solve 
the difficulty. Dear old Kngland 
wins again, Britannia rules the 
waves, and the major having been 
shot, the lovers look to a vista of 
happiness, while tho curtain de- 
scends on the Raja ruminating in 
defeat, as an Anglo-Indian cynio 
with mixed philosophies and relig- 
ion, "Well, perhaps it's just as well, 
she probably would have been a 
nuisance anyhow." 

Tho bizarre tale is well told and 
the melodramatic devices, sueh as 
the placing of the captives next to 
the wireless room, are forgivable by 
virtue of an interesting play lold 
convincingly and holding suspense 
at tiptoe from the beginning up to 
the final moment. A lot ot tho 
subtleties got past tho first- night 
crowd, but there is enough of e*ory 
strength, independent of the tiner 
tones of grim humor, to make the 
play at tho Booth a substantial box 
office winner. /ie«h. 



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Out of Town Review 



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HUSBANDS FOR THREE. | 

MinneaSjSais, Jan. 19. 
"A woman marries^rhen she can: 1 
a man when he can't help it* 
Around this general assumption* 
together with one to the effect thai 
a girl can have anything she wishes, 
even a husband, if her mother de* 
sires it sufficiently, is built "Hus« 
bands for Three." a new three-acf 
comedy written by James Gray an<ft 
initially produced at the loeal Shu- 
bert. 

The play Is full of epigrams ami 
platitudes. There is little else. A 
rather clever first act is followed] 
by a mediocre second and a com«t 
monplace third. Groups of India 
viduals sit around the living roona 
of a summer home and talk. Sit* 
uations are created to fit epigrams* 
characters are occasionally made 
inconsistent because of a witty 
tine. 

"Husbands for Threo" is utterly. 
lacking in action. Some dramatists. 
especially some of the Continental 
ones, have written for us very ex- 
cellent plays without much of tho 
supposedly essential quality of ac- 
tion; they, however, while Often en* 
gaging in mental gymnastics, touch 
something more than the mere 
fringe of life id *f character. This 
play is essential!** artificial; it is 
high comedy, but lacking in that 
element called human. There are 
a couple or three sentimental 
speeches in the last act, the best 
of which is spoiled by an absurd 
simile. 

Jean and Paula Duncan are very 
willing to have their widowed 
mother find husbands for them. 
Mrs. Duncan, charmingly played by 
Teresa Dale, proves as attractive 
as her daughters, for the two pros- 
ects whom she is working upon 
for her daughters, and they pro- 
pose 10 her Instead. Eventually, 
tho young men claim Paula and 
Jesn An old suitor of the mother 
conveniently makes his .appearance 
and tho three have husbands. 

Luelk Hasting and Marie Gale 
as the daughters wcro dciightfub 
although Miss Dusting was obliged 
to make plausible an Impossible 
character. John Dllson as visual 
overplayed. Ivan Miller assumed 
the rental ing important part. Mel- 
ville BurkO and Donald Cump'icll 
were responsible for the production 
and Staging* 

Judging by advance press DC 
th.s, "j disbands-' for Three" wss 
supposed to be a bit daring. ju*t a 
bit shocking, a bit Shavian hi 
theme and line. Doubtless ;»>e au- 
thor fell jost as wicked while writ- 
ing the play as the sclf-aMegrdiy 
"emancipated" woman of modernity 
feels when she has her hair COl 
and takes op Russian cigarettes. 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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JACK BENNY. 
Monologist. 
14 Mmi; On*. 
$th Ave. 

Jack Benny has a violin and talk. 
Mainly talk. He handles himself as 
though having played small time, 
though his talk material la new. 
When Benny said he had stopped 
smoking as smoking is now too 
effeminate, he waited for the expect- 
ed laugh which was not as hearty a* 
he looked for. so he repeated the gag. 
Later when nearing the finish and 
the right exit, he pointed to hiH 
name on the eard, while playing the 
violin, and saying. "Jack Benny. 
That's me. They couldn't get my 
light name on it." 

ITls talk is along the lines of bit 
girl, who Uvea in Philadelphia, with 
an idle hrother and a father, who 
died, Benny said, the same evening 
he was to take his irirl to the thea- 
tre. On account of the (hath of his 
girl's father, he added, they were 
late for the performance. The 5th 
Ave. audience thought that was fun- 
nier than the smoking g:«g, which 
about sums un the 5th Ave. 

In outline of turn, Benny has been 
a student of Ben Bernic, it scorns. 
Ife talks much like Bernie, but has 
none of Bernie's gags. His violin 
playing is negligible for results. He 
holds the instrument in the regular 
way, under the neck, whereas B or- 
ate holds it carelessly, often against 

his body, which Green of Green and 
Myrm, on the si mo bill, must have 
intently observed, as he played his 
\ i din along that style. 

Tt wasn't vaudevilly to have two 
viol'nists on the same bill and have 
both of them recall Bernie. although 
Bernie nuiy not mind it. It certain- 
ly did not help Benny. But Benny 
seems able to helf himself. He has 
gags, presence and assurance. His 
only worry just now may be how he 
is going to follow Bernie if he can 
make the big t'me. The answer 
seems to be for Benny to throw 
away his violin while Bernie Is using 
one, and try another method of 
working in his talk, if he doesn't 
care to become a monologist. out- 
right. 

Tha Detain* time can handle 
Benny, also tho Orpheum Circuit, 
and the other bookings in between 
snd below, but while Benny looks 
good enough to make all the time. 
he can't make the best as at present 

If imed up. 

Here's a gag all talkers may take. 
It was brought from the Coast by 
Bill Halligan and released for their 
benefit just before he sailed. It Is: 
"An optimist Is a bartender etill 
pa.\ing dues to his union." 

8ime. 



JUNE ELVIDGE and Co. (6) 
Melodrama sketch. 
21 Mi*,) Full Stage (special set). 
Orpheum, Memphis. 

Memphis, Jan. 19. 

June Elvidge. picture star, opened 
her Orpheum tour lure in "The 
Crystal Oazer." by Albert Cowles, 
under management of Joseph Hart. 
The turn is set In a tent in the 
Sahara desert. Miss Klvidge ap- 
pears as a disguised avenging sis- 
ter, assuming the role of a crystal* 
gazing fortune teller to lure on the 
man who betrayed and murdered 
her younger sister. For th s pur- 
pose she wears a red velvet head- 
dress which hides her sheen dark 
hair until tunc to whip off the GOV* 
ering and let It fall loosely about 
her. 

Miss Klvidge looked lovely. sinu- 
ous and alluring, with and without 
the toque. Her diction is so clean 
und staccato that the lines of the 
sketch seemed to make sense when 
she spoke them, a high compliment 
to her mesmeric powers. The lines 
never even teemed to have sanity 
the rest of the time. The sketch is 
a disordered and maudlin blood - 
and -thunder, with no consistency, 
plausibility or coherency. B ts are 
dragged in with unmerciful dis- 
regard for the verities or even 
probabilities. 

Surrounding Miss BlvtdgS and 
bringing her back in the flesh, the 
■ketch has* a mission and may be 
forgiven all its crudities and literary 
feloniev. Only an Elvidge or a 
Suratt could survive in such gro- 
trs<pie. and hollowly bombastic 
drivel. Miss Klvidge unbosomed 
dramatic feeling, power, loveliness 
of manner and delivery as well as 
of person, and charmed the wide- 
eyed southerners. At other point*. 
some of them, the ones apparently 
aimed to be the most climactic, even HUGHES and NERR-TT. 






GLADYS MOFFATT. 

Songs. 

13 Mine.; One. 

Broadway. 

If Gladys Moffatt were not quito 
so convent. onal — piano, piano player, 
colored lamp shade and chair. She 
opens in a dim light, wearing a hat. 
Tho turn is about half over before 
the audience really knows Miss 
Moffatt as she is, a very good -look- 
ing girl with auburn hair and a real 
charming one in appearance when 
smiling. 

Miss Moffatt sings a range of 
numbers, from pop to rube and 
yiddish, and has a voice to do it 
wiftt, besides a certain personality 
that too infrequently asserts itself. 
She also holds in on the vocal thing, 
not pressing her voice, to the dis- 
advantage of the numbers. A ballad 
and a good one was about the only 
song for voice extending. 

The pianist has a moment while 
the girl is changing, and the mo- 
ment seems too long. He just plays 
a couple of pop melodies and starts 
to bow before the applause starts. 

Miss Moffatt looked so much bet- 
ter in her second gown that she 
might find out what is the matter 
with her first; also nee the stage 
in the full light and wear her hats 
only on the street. The girl seems 
to be there. If replacing the rube 
number, the turn will run better, 
and there's a chance for her on big 
time, with or without a pianist. 

When "girl singles" first com- 
menced to sing character numbers 
they got along with the orchestra, 
and advanced. If that be true, why 
wouldn't the same plan be advis- 
able for other beginners of today, 
though Miss Moffatt is no stage 
beginner. Sime. 



(6). 



"NOrfODY HOME 

Comfcdy Sketch. 

23 Mrpa.; Spec. Cyc. and Drop. 

Harlem O. H. 

A seml-rcvue with the comedy 
evolving around some old business 
and situations. Father and mother 
are away when son decides to give 
an improptu banquet to three fe- 
males. Sen acting as toastmaster 
is criticizing the old gent. The lat- 
ter has returned unexpectedly and 
is getting an earful. He bawls out 
the youngster. Introductions fol- 
low and pop becomes interested in 
one of the girls. 

Mother returns and the males 
hide the girls, one of whom has 
fainted. From hero on the skit 
sticks to the well beaten traite The 
girls wander in and out of rooms, 
and pop places a screen around 
them at each appearance. A cou- 
ple of specialties mildly delivered 
are worked in while the girls are 
entertaining the old gent prior to 
mothers arrival. The father is a 
good Hebrew comedian who does as 
much as possible. Likewise mother 
is a good character woman also 
handling an accent. The youth is 
an excellent juvenile, the light- 
weights being the girls. 

It's a sure fire small time comedy 
frame up and will entertain that 
type of audience. Con. 



ERNIE REAM. 
Songs and Talk. 
13 Mine.; One. 

Colonial. 

Doing more or less of a monolog 
that smacks of England, with varia- 
tions on the piano, Ernie Ream is 
offering a "single" that, right now, 
is guaranteed to slow up any vaude- 
ville performance. All the "gags" 
concern a named Irishman. They 
are delivered in a haltering manner 
and failed to arouse anything but 
th*» slightest response. 

Then there are a quartet of 
abbreviated songs about on a par 
w ith the stories and worth as much. 
Mr. Ream Is in dire need of an en- 
tire change in material and a short- 
ening of running time, as 13 min- 
utes, with his present vehicle, made 
the Colonial audienco decidedly 
restless, with an even chance that at 
tny minute they would cut loose. 

Mr. Ream's appearance was above 
reproach, but hi3 routine is what 
one might term "flatfooted," and 
there is considerable question as to 
.lust bow he managed to slip In on 
the Colonial bill. 



this yokel ^audience laughed. 

Henry CJurvey. as a "Mad Mul- 
lah," contributed abQJtl a minute of 
fine acting. The rest of the sup- 
port was either negligible or culp- 
able. Carlo de Ange'o played an 
Arab all the way through with an 
unequivocal Wop accent and patent 
leather shoes to match. Herbert 
Delmnre looked great as a man de- 
tective (also disguised as a desert 
guy) but fell down in his acting 
through exaggerated striving after 
dramatic punch. The villain, played 
by Oscar Briggs, was as well done 
as the role- deserved. In one lino 
he made the house gasp, when, con- 
fessing that he killed the girl after 
wronging her. he said, "I found out 
she was in trouble." The rest of 
the lines were about equally subtle. 

With a draw and an electric per- 
sonality in Miss Elvidge, the sketch 
will serve its purpose, though it is 



Talk and Songs. 
16 Mini.; One. 
58th St. 

Tho straight man of the o'd time 
side walk conversational team used 
to playfully swat the comedian with 
a folded newspaper, whenever he 
wanted to insuro a laugh, following 
the. comic's delivery of a get back. 
This was. modified in time to push- 
ing by the straight, the newspaper 
being dropped, as years went by. 
Hushes and Nerrett, two men do- 
ing a comedy singing and talking 
turn, however, go the more or less 
vigorous slapping, and newspaper 
swatting of the old timers several 
degrees better. When Hughes, the 
comic of this combination, pulls a 
get back, gag or nifty, Mr. Nerrett. 
tho straight, knocks Mr. Hughes 
fiat on his back. Once or twice Mr. 
Xerrott failed to reach his partner 
with the knock down wallop, and 



a shame she couldn't have had one 'Mr. Hughes took the falls himself 



up to her stellar self. 



I.ait. 



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PALI DASSI and Co. (2). 

Anirt.al Act. 

12 Mina.; Full Stag*. 

Jefferson. 

Pall Dasal is evidently 
pean. He is costumed 
troupers and red wig and is assisted 
by two buxom girls in Dutch bon- 
nets and knee- length dresses, 

i. ome juggling of a toy balloon by 
one- of the gir'p and :>a~<5t, |* fol- 
lowed by a series of -brick flips" 
performed by a French bulldog. 

The comic entera juggling a broom 
©n u stick and reveals they are 
Joined by reversing them. 

Three Kewple Dolli on an appara- 
tus are next Utilised by another 
dog. which leap frog.s over the three. 

A three-high with the dog doing 
.a hand stand as top mounter fol- 
lowed by a boxing match In which a 
P<nv is included, concludes. 

B* HO i J I ( M 

oid i f thaourn 

nov.lt > or strength to close a big 

thru- show with an degree of BUG- 
*< Con 



Its ho interesting turn for either 
"nd i t th* "Wmller hills but Jacks the 



ANGER and ADELON. 
Songt and Talk. 
12 Mint.; One. 
American Roof. 

Young man, as well dressed rube, 
and girl, in sport dress, have an ex- 
change of talk, varied by some ex- 
cellent coon shouting by the girl. 
Otherwise the young woman acts as 
feeder for her partner. She Is a 
plump pony in type and rather a too 
forcible worker. At that she Is the 
strength of the combination. 

Their talk is for the most part 
threadbare and non too dainty, as 
Witness the gag of new inventions 
make fingers unnecessary for piano 
playing and a string of similar 
changes of the day. with the catch 
line at the finish "but the stork 
works the same old way." Even the 
Eighth avonue crowd didn't find the 
talk uproarious, but they liked the 
girl's rinsing. Tfntk. 



GRACE HUGHES. 
Songs and Piano. 
15 Mmj.; One. 
Harlem O. H. 

Orace Hughe? |a probably from 
musical comedy. :she is a good 
looking, beautifully formed girl with 
the carriage of a $3.!>> leading 
woman, an eye-filling picture. 

A male pianist is carried. The 
singer opened with a classic*] 
number that allowed her colorful 
soprano plenty of opportu nity f.r 
tona ahaOing anu tun*. •**••• 

The second number sounded new 
through her delivery and was fol- 
lowed by a blues, delivered with 
faultless jazz. t-( hnique. The 
transition from the stately prima 
donna manner of the opening num- 
ber to the near-shivery undulations 
of the saleslady, was a startling 
contrast, cleverly executed, 

Miss Hughes' closing number was 
a specially written conglomeration 
of the song hit* of the current mu- 
sical shows. Interwoven Into the 
main s«»ng theme. 

Grace Hughei looks like a find (or 
vaudeville. Con. 



without any assistance. 

Mr. Nerrett is a tall robust chap, 
with blonde hair and the physique 
of a white hope. Mr. Hughes Is 
slight of build, with a marked facial 
resemblance to Charlie Chaplin. 
Ho wears a battered derby, and 
Chaplin mustache, but does not 
imitate the film comic in any way. 
The talking routine holds qul'.e a 
few old wheezes. They get laughs 
out of all of their material however, 
the knocking down process, al- 
though a bit rough, producing sure 
comedy results. Mr. Nerrett sings 
pleasingly. While Mr. Nerrett Is 
warbling a ballad, tho comic enters 
several times, making a change of 
comedy head gear for each en- 
trance. 

This is the type of clowning done 
by the old time comedy quartets. 
At one point In the act, the comic 
is out front, having dived from the 
stage into the orchestra aisle to 
escape the straight's knock down 
pushes. The team landed at the 
58th St. Both possess ability to 
handle a newer line of talk than 
that now used. The old bits con 
remain, as most of the present gen- 
eration never saw them and those 
that do have forgotten them. The 
rough stuff holds a lot of comedy 
possibilities, which tho fam suc- 
ceeded in realising fully. Right 
now the act is set for the pop 
houses, where it can't full down. 

Bell. 



SEARLE ALLEN and LYMAN. 

Comedy Sketch. 

14 Mina.; Full Stage. 

Harlem O. H. 

Searlc Allen was last with the late 
Ed Howard. His present vehicle 
calls for a female partner. Miss 
Lyman is a personable looking op- 
posite. 

The act carries an idea. Allen 
reports to take a 30 -day domestic 
course to conform with a new law 
that requires all parties contem- 
plating matrimony. 

Miss Lyman is a relative of the 
professor. Allen, after a comedy 
song with a reminiscent melody 
written around topical subjects, is 
read the rules and the objective of 
the course. He interrupts the ex- 
planations with humorous remarks. 
He Finally proposes and leaves the 
room to begin the course after her 
insistence upon same. In the in- 
terim she phones her relative to ex- 
cuse him as she is going to marry 
him. The prof consents, with Al- 
len returning- -in a house apron, 
carrying a doll upside down for tag 
line, "How tho deuco do you get 
this on?' referring to an intimate 
part of an infant's wardrobe. 

The act Is well written and clev- 
erly played. The lines sparkle at 
times. Both people take full ad- 
vantage of the comedy opportuni- 
ties. The idea is an exaggeration, 
but allows ample opportunity for 
the comedy that follows. At the 
Harlem they howled at the dialog 
and gags. It's sure tire for the in- 
termediate houses and should go 
right along without layoffs. Con. 



GREAT CARMO. 

Alhambra, Paris. 

Paris, Jan. 13. 

The Australian conjurer, Carmo. 
with a company of 30, has been 
playing at the Alhambra for the 
past month. He remain* for an- 
other fortnight, until the opening 
of Sarah Bernhardt, after which he 
probably goes to Brussels. 

For the latter part of his engage- 
ment he has put on a new show 
which is perhaps the best of his 
aeries, he having given three differ- 
ent programs since his debut at 
the Alhambra. 

He haa booked a violinist, Lueien 
CSoldy, who enters by tho audi- 
torium while a change of set* i« 
being made on tho stage. The 
troupe of Carmo comprises Arthur 
Jewltt. Mildred Gordon, Rika Hous- 
san, Ceo. Tester, Clarence Kd- 
munds. Wm. Pemberton, David and 
Wm. Ray. Cessle Barlow and Marg. 
Coleman. Kendrcw. 



STENARDOUO- 
Aylophoniata. 
11 Mine.; One. 
American Roof. 

Opening the show, this boy and 
girl made small impression and 
faded out gently. They have a 
short routine of duet, solo and sev- 
• ral duets at the finish. 

The pair are nice looking, boy in 
Tuxedo and gtrl**in bright Olitffon 
debutante frcck. The offering has 
nothing novel and no variety* It 
("■!on«H where it was placed this 

■reek and probably win remain there 

until tho young people deve'op 
Rom*- thing like showman 1 hip r»*sf f 



JEAN BOYER. 

Songs. 

8 Mina.; One. 

5th Ave. 

Jean Boycr is a youthful girl, who 

muggs, does nut-dancing and sings, 

first appearing as a boy, when she is 

at her worst. Her best Is the mugg- 
ing with side kicking. Her work at 
those times resembles a combination 
of Charlotte Greenwood and Eddie 
Foy, suggesting the girl, either nt 
home or elsewhere, first gained the 
vaudeville idea from impersonations 
of both, possibly also Al Jolson. as 
likewise suggested by her song in 
the male impersonation. 

The girl won laughs by her eccen- 
tricities of working. That is mostly 
an elaboration of nuttisms in vaude- 
ville has grown accustomed to that 
from "eccentric comediennes.'* Miss 
Beyer used "Bimbo" and 'Jazz 
Baby" as the best mediums to ex- 
ploit her conception of stage com- 
edy. They did well for her with the 
Fifth avenue audience but she 
doesn't look strong enough alone 
for big time. The medium t'me cas 
use her, single. 

Miss Boycr should have a part- 
ner, male or female, someone aha 
con contrast with. A girl doing 
straight against her might be tho 
best. Then she would not have to 
work so hard and likely accomplish 
more in a puro fun making manner. 
At present Miss Boyer is forcing 
herself, through being alone and 
making changes for each number. 
Instead of bctng eccentric or nutty 
at the 5th Ave., she seemed mora 
grotesque. 

Rather nice looking in her proper 
person. Miss Boyer requires some 
direction. There's entertainment la 
her but to m.'ike it vaudeville. It will 
have to be written, not wrung, out 
of her. 8lme. 



THREE WALKER8. 
Novelty Bar Ac* 
9 Mint.; Full Stage. 
American Roof. 

The novelty of the Walkers' turn 
is that they work with the double 
bars leading to a casting upright 
and cradle and a trapeze hanging 
below the cradle. 

The act has straight worker, 
clown and trickily dressed woman. 
Tho woman hangs from the cradle 
like a catcher, but in reality stalls 
and throws the trapeze to the 
workers at tho right time. The 
feature trick is a giant swing and 
fly-away from tho outside bar, 
across the second bar with a twist- 
ing somersault catching the traps, 
e/oing back to the second bar and 
finishing the routine with a fly- 
away and double to the mat. 

Aside from this trick the straight 
und clown do nothing but the 
familiar stuff, simple, but smoothly 
handled. It held 'cm In at the 
American. Rush. 



THREE FALCONS. 
Ring Gymnasta. 
5 Mina.; Full Staga. 
23rd St. 

Male trio uC gym l - nv l\:'t 

rirw routine. Two men. Ntra^ht, 
making neat appearance In white 
flaunels and Jerseys witi. V shaped 
necks. The comic sporta an Eton 
Jack* t and collar. 

Tho work of the two straight men 

Lh good, but it is the performance 

of the comedian that stands out. 
This ch:ip made his stunts look 
easy, but most were difficult. Ills 
tricks on the Upright* also amused 
Once he mount* 1 .in Upright to tie 
top of the rigging, like •* ittoukej 
and about :i • i.< i 

a n<w opening turn u il <• • •■' • •«, 
< i1 li i!i" bis Mine t' i/.»<». 



BURKE and DURKIN 
Sonqg snd Piano. 
2? Mina,; One. 
Palace. 

•James Burke and Eleanor DurklB 
Offer n singing and piano routine, 
consisting of singles and dnub'e*. 
The COUpla present a classy ap- 
pearance. That Is their chief as- 
set. Miss Durkln wears two spin- 
ning costumes, one an all red affair 
and the other black velvet. ^ r - 
Burke Is in Tuxedo, which he car- 
ries like a fashion plate. Open'ng 
with an frisk sr>ng. with Miss Dur- 
kln accompanying on the baby 
erand, Mr Burke follows with a kid 
story. A comedy number about a 
young man who lnnced for a mus- 
tache next and then "No»»ndy 
Knows'* as a double. Then an Imi- 
tation of Bert William*, sinking 
"Tou Can't Shake Your Rhlmmv on 
Tea." by Mr. Burke a f«lr Imper- 
sonation. "Speak, Speak." n com- 
edy double with dialog Interpolated, 
for closing 

The couple have more the ap- 
pearance of concert entertainers 
than vaudeville artists. Plavjng 
will undoubtedly give them the 
vaudeville touch and air now lack- 
Inor. As it stands, the turn Is hard- 
ly for btpr time. 'A loni? tour In tlH 
thr-" 1 * a day bourns, with the Invalu* 

tide ener fence that goes voth *'•*•'. 
should round nut their entertaining 
capabilities. No. 2 at the Palace. 
♦he act had th<» disadvantage of a 
blender and arriving house. The 
act ran too long. H could h* 
chnoned five minutes to advantage. 
One bow was taken nt the finish. 

TJrlt 

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IZeqfald Can U«* 
D. P. H. I 



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VARIETY 



Friday, January 21, 1921 



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IN LONDON 



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ter all the Falace may Km saved for 

the stage and that Sol Levey's am- 

hltioua picture house i>4an will not 

materialize even at thcS eleventh 

hour, although all was ready and 

the capital subscribed. At any 

rate pictures will not come to the 

big houso just yet and they are rl- 

ready over-due. The days of the 

Swedish Ballet arc numbered, the 

Show never was a huge success, and 

after .Jan. 11 vaudeville will once 

moro reign in the theatre, which 

was originally built as a home for 

Knglish, Opera. Knquiric* among 

thoso who should know point to Sir 

TTairy Lauder as tho opening "etar" 

attraction, additional color being 

riven to this surmise by the interest 

William Morris has developed in the 

theatre. 



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"Maison de Fous" (The Mad 
House") is the "swan song" of the 
Swedish Ballet, it i.s also a dls ust- 
ing entertainment, which will only 
appeal to tho decadent. A girl go- 
ing to her first communion strays 
Into a lunatic asylum. There she is 
beset by a crowd of maniacal wan- 
tons, bullies and musicians. In ter- 
ror she turns to a man who appears 
}«ss mad than his fellows, but he Is 
the w«je*« and presently strangles 
her. This pretty little effort is 
framed by a black back cloth, across 
which straddles the huge, naked, 
wholly bestial figure of a man -boa. . 
The music Is on a par with the 
etory and the scenery. 

Sir Martin Harvey's knighthood 
rarao as somewhat of a surprise. 
Kverybody knew that a theatrical 
honor in the New Year was more 
.nan probable, but few thought of 
ihe creator of "The Only Way," who 
5< si-ldom seen in the West End of 
London. Sir Martin did m. ch 
Irani work for the troops during the 
war. 



The only disappointing thing 
shout the Drury Lane production at 
Covent Garden was the audience it- 
wlf. an* 1 this was expected. Covent 
Car .i except on fancy dress ball 
Bight*. Is as decorous as St. T iul's 
Cathedral and the very top-notch 
of snobbish respectability. Laugh- 
ter loud and unrestrained, is the 
height of vulgarity, while applause 
of the tumultuous and hearty type 
would be considered a disgrace, and 
so It was on the night of "Cin- 
derelta's" opening. True some peo- 
ple, treigners doubtless who had 
not yet learned to take their pleas- 
ures with well-bred sadness, be- 
ha' *d as panto, audiences have be- 
haved from times Immemorial, but 
th majority of the audience came 
gowned as though for a Command 
performance. 

After having spent some years 
here and ventured over in the dark 
days of submarine and mines to 
gladden London in "The Lilac Dom- 
ino " Josephine ESarle has returned 
to New York to play In the new 
Car'. Carlton piece, "Tangarinc." 
Since her first appearance at the 
lim ' t she has become one of our 
foremost "British picture stars." 
appearing in no less than six of 
the big Oaumont "Westminster" 
pr-Jucttons. 

Viola Tree's production of 
Shakespeare*! "The Tempest" at the 
Aldwycb seems the most interesting 
theatrical event in the immediate 
future. The end of the month has 
b-'cr. tentatively fixed for the open- 
ing, and Henry Alnly, fresh from 
"Peter Pan" at the St. James, will 
bo Prospcro; Louis Calvert, Caliban, 
i .he musical comedy favorite. 

Winifrei" Barnes, Ariel. 



Itocer.ily the V. A. F. discovered 
an i ntei prising gentleman Just In 
time to nrevent him taking a troupe 
Of girls to Scandinavia at a weekly 
palury of £3. In another case, 
which recently came to their knowl- 
idge, girls were stranded in Holland, 
nr.d in a third ease a girl w ; 
stranded in Coblenz. Bogus man- 
;."-ment of any sort should be a 
criminal offense and in cases where 
the girls are taken abroad and de- 
)<!>< rately stranded the guilty 
parties should be treated as felons. 

Workin- together for the benefit 
t.f all the V. A. K and the A. A. 
have persuaded the Ministry of 
Health to issue instructions to 
licensing authorities that before 
li^.. nans or renewals of licenses are 
granted fcr theatres and music 
l.alis. they must be indorsed by the 
local sanitary authorities to show 
that the buildings have a clean bill 
of health. 



Arc the Ziegfeld Follies Coming to 
LonCofl at last? On several occa- 
sions London has heard of C, B. 
Cochrane desire to present the fam- 
our company at one ot th^ other of 
his theatre*, we have even heard 
them :-poken of in connection |ta 
the <i« ning of the New Oxford 
theatre, but something has always 
seemed to go WTOtlf with he ar- 
ran ;c. • • Now we bear that a. - 
other manager will present ' The 
Follies" r 'i June. 

"Dsnio ." already produced very 
nuer 'ssf illy by Oilbert Miller at the 
rinietv Manchester, will tro into the 
evening bill at the St. James durina 1 



|i; ■■■-■•< tit I'luiiili. A'. \;i ik. 

isle, who has not been pern In 

London lor some years and who has 
just r"t. M ed from America, will be 
f* Marguerite Arnault. 



Acting under doctor's orders, 
n: -hard Walton Tully, author of the 
successful "Bird of Paradise," U re- 
cuperating on the Riviera. He 
hop a to find a West End theat